Masaccio

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Ma·sac·cio

 (mə-sä′chē-ō, mä-sät′chō) Originally Tommaso di Mone. 1401-1428.
Italian painter of the Florentine school whose revolutionary use of linear perspective and mastery of light and shade profoundly influenced Renaissance painting.

Masaccio

(Italian maˈzattʃo)
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(Biography) original name Tommaso Guidi. 1401–28, Florentine painter. He was the first to apply to painting the laws of perspective discovered by Brunelleschi. His chief work is the frescoes in the Brancacci chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
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The second painter who influenced Fra Angelico was the brilliant but short-lived Massacio (1401-28), who brought to the Renaissance greater naturalism, proper perspective and visibly correct anatomy.
The question of what Massacio and Masolino intended has attracted surprisingly diverse hypotheses.
We were blest with a virginal, unpainted world With Adam's task of giving things their names, With the smooth white walls of clouds and villages Where you devised your inexhaustible, Impossible Renaissance, Brown cherubs of Giotto and Massacio, With the salt wind coming through the window, Smelling of turpentine, with nothing so old That it could not be invented.