Italian, 1401-1428
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

One of the early painters of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance, Masaccio helped turn Italian painting from idealized Gothic iconography toward the more realistic naturalism we are familiar with today. Using linear perspective and chiaroscuro, Masaccio was known for creating lifelike figures, the …

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