Masaccio

About Masaccio

Who is it?: Painter
Birth Day: December 21, 1401
Birth Place: San Giovanni Valdarno, Italian
Died On: 1428 (age 26)\nRome, Papal States
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Known for: Painting, Fresco
Notable work: Brancacci Chapel (Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Tribute Money) c. 1425 Pisa Altarpiece 1426 Holy Trinity c. 1427
Movement: Early Renaissance
Patron(s): Felice de Michele Brancacci ser Giuliano di Colino degli Scarsi da San Giusto

Masaccio Net Worth

Masaccio was bornon December 21, 1401 in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italian, is Painter. Italian painter Tommaso di Giovanni di Simone Guidi, who came to be nicknamed Masaccio, was one of the most significant painter of the early 15th century and the most important painter in the Quattocentro era of the Renaissance. Masaccio’s family wasn’t even remotely interested in the arts and that is quite staggering considering the fact those most great painters who emerged during the Italian Renaissance had some sort of connection with the world of arts. There is no record of Masaccio’s early life and hence it cannot be ascertained for sure whether he got formal training in the arts; however it must be said that he started off as an artist of note at the age of 21 and continued to produce excellent work for the rest of his career. Masaccio was the first painter to have used such path breaking painting technique like the ‘vanishing point’ and ‘linear perspective’, in addition to the fact that he was also adept at bringing about a three dimensional effect in some of his paintings. Masaccio’s most famous works include ‘Holy Trinity’, ‘San Giovenale Triptych’ and ‘The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden’ among others. Generations of painters including such stalwarts like Michelangelo were inspired by his work.
Masaccio is a member of Renaissance Painters

💰 Net worth: Under Review

Some Masaccio images

Biography/Timeline

1961

The San Giovenale altarpiece was discovered in 1961 in the church of San Giovenale at Cascia di Reggello, very close to Masaccio's hometown. It depicts the Virgin and Child with angels in the central panel, Sts. Bartholomew and Blaise on the left panel, and Sts. Juvenal (i.e. San Giovenale) and Anthony Abbot in the right panel. The painting has lost much of its original framing, and its surface is badly abraded. Nevertheless, Masaccio's concern to suggest three-dimensionality through volumetric figures and foreshortened forms is apparent, and stands as a revival of Giotto's approach, rather than a continuation of contemporary trends.