Tommaso di Giovanni Masaccio Painting Reproductions 1 of 1


Italian Early Renaissance Painter

Tommaso di Giovanni Masaccio (1401-1428) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, considered one of the greatest artists of his time. Born in San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, Masaccio is known for his innovative use of perspective and foreshortening, which helped to create a greater sense of depth and volume in his paintings. His works, including the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence, are known for their emotional intensity, naturalism, and innovative approach to the depiction of space and the human form. Despite his brief life, Masaccio had a profound influence on the development of Renaissance art and continues to be highly regarded by art historians and enthusiasts alike.

Masaccio was a student of the Florentine master, Masolino da Panicale, and later worked alongside Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect and engineer who is credited with developing linear perspective. He is best known for his frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel, which were painted between 1424 and 1427 and are considered some of the greatest masterpieces of the Early Renaissance. The frescoes depict scenes from the life of Saint Peter, including the healing of the cripple and the tribute money, and are renowned for their use of illusionistic space and lifelike figures.

Masaccio was also a pioneer in the depiction of the human form, creating figures that are expressive and emotive, while also possessing a sense of weight and volume. This naturalism, combined with his innovative use of light and shadow, earned him a reputation as one of the greatest painters of his time.

Unfortunately, Masaccio died at a young age, at only 27 years old. Nevertheless, his influence on the development of Renaissance art was significant and long-lasting, and he continues to be widely studied and celebrated for his contributions to the field.

1 Masaccio Paintings

Adam and Eve Banished from Paradise, c.1427 by Masaccio | Painting Reproduction

Adam and Eve Banished from Paradise c.1427

Oil Painting
Canvas Print
SKU: MAS-14164
Tommaso di Giovanni Masaccio
Original Size: 214 x 90 cm
Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, Italy