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Masolino da Pinacle

1383/1413-1447 Italy/Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Masolino da Pinacle/Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini was born in Pinacle, he became a disciple of Lorenzo Ghiberti at eighteen and later Gherardo Dello Starnina. The Guild of the Medici and Speziale admitted him in 1423. In 1427 he went to Hungary with the Obergespan, Chief Magistrate, of Temeswar, Philippo Scolari, known as Pippo Spanno, for two years before returning to Italy when Spanno died. In Florence, Masolino worked with Masaccio on the frescoes in the Cappella Brancacci of Santa Maria della Carmine. After Masaccio's death, Masolino continued to work on the frescoes; however, Filippino Lippi later finished them. In Rome, he decorated a chapel in Saint Clemente for Cardinal Branda Castiglione in 1430. Masaccio and Giotto previously influenced his work, but he had regressed to his early style by this time.

 

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baptistery and
collegiata castiglione

baptistery and collegiata castiglione olona baptism of christ

baptistery and
collegiata south wall

baptistery and collegiata castiglione olona south wall

the cappella
brancacci

the cappella brancacci by Masolino da Pinacle


right view

right view

saint peter
preaching

saint peter preaching

san clemente rome
catherine legend

san clemente rome catherine legend


the life of saint
julien

the life of saint julien


the temptation

the temptation by Masolino da Pinacle