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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.
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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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