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Tommaso Masaccio Collection

Tommaso Masaccio, a renowned Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, left an indelible mark on art history with his captivating frescoes and tempera paintings

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco)

Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco)
3598989 Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Detail of the Head of a Man, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)

Detail of the Head of a Man, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)
3598996 Detail of the Head of a Man, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco) by Masaccio, T. (1401-28) & Masolino, T. (1383-1447); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Detail of a Skeleton, base of The Trinity, Basilica Santa Maria Novella, 1425 (fresco)

Detail of a Skeleton, base of The Trinity, Basilica Santa Maria Novella, 1425 (fresco)
3598985 Detail of a Skeleton, base of The Trinity, Basilica Santa Maria Novella, 1425 (fresco) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Head of a Woman, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)

Head of a Woman, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)
3598997 Head of a Woman, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco) by Masaccio, T. (1401-28) & Masolino, T. (1383-1447); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: The Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine (fresco)

The Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine (fresco)
3598990 The Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine (fresco) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: Frescoes by Tommaso Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: San Giovenale Altarpiece, 1422 (tempera on panel)

San Giovenale Altarpiece, 1422 (tempera on panel)
3598983 San Giovenale Altarpiece, 1422 (tempera on panel) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Mountain Scene, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)

Mountain Scene, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco)
3598992 Mountain Scene, Brancacci Chapel, 1428 (fresco) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Madonna and Child, detail from the San Giovenale Triptych, 1422 (tempera on panel)

Madonna and Child, detail from the San Giovenale Triptych, 1422 (tempera on panel)
3598981 Madonna and Child, detail from the San Giovenale Triptych, 1422 (tempera on panel) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: Madonna and Child, 1426 circa, (tempera on wood)

Madonna and Child, 1426 circa, (tempera on wood)
7146265 Madonna and Child, 1426 circa, (tempera on wood) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Madonna and Child, Masaccio, 1426 circa)

Background imageTommaso Masaccio Collection: The Madonna of Humility, c. 1423 / 1424. Creator: Masaccio Tommaso

The Madonna of Humility, c. 1423 / 1424. Creator: Masaccio Tommaso
The Madonna of Humility, c. 1423/1424


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Tommaso Masaccio, a renowned Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, left an indelible mark on art history with his captivating frescoes and tempera paintings. Born in 1401, Masaccio's artistic talent blossomed at a young age, leading him to create masterpieces that continue to awe viewers today. One of his notable works is "Detail of the Head of a Man, " which can be found in the Brancacci Chapel. Painted in 1428 as part of a larger fresco cycle, this piece showcases Masaccio's ability to capture intricate details and convey human emotions through brushstrokes. Another remarkable work by Masaccio is "Peter extracting the coin from the fish. " This fresco adorns Santa Maria del Carmine and was also created in 1428. It depicts an episode from the Bible where Peter retrieves money from a fish's mouth. The artist's skillful use of light and shadow adds depth to this scene, making it come alive before our eyes. Masaccio's fascination with mortality is evident in his painting "Detail of a Skeleton" at Basilica Santa Maria Novella. Executed in 1425 as part of The Trinity composition, this haunting depiction reminds us all about our own transience and serves as a memento mori for those who view it. In addition to religious subjects, Masaccio also excelled at portraiture. His "Head of a Woman" captures both beauty and vulnerability within its delicate features. Located within the Brancacci Chapel alongside other breathtaking frescoes by Masaccio, this portrait stands out for its realism and emotional depth. The Brancacci Chapel itself is considered one of Masaccio's greatest achievements. Through his collaboration with fellow artist Tommaso di Cristofano Guidi (known as Masolino), they transformed this space into an immersive visual narrative that tells stories from the Bible.