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  1. Masaccio 1401-1428 Eric Chandler Period 3

  2. Childhood • Giovanni di Mone Cassai and Jacopa di Martinozzo were his parents • Born right outside of Venice, Tuscan province • Father was a notary • Father died when he was only five in 1406 upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/

  3. Teenage years • Joined a craft guild at 16 • Considered a good kid • His talents were very obvious • Earned the nickname “Clumsy Thomas”

  4. Worked with older artists to help learn Worked with experienced painter Masolino de Panicale Started as an apprenticeship possibly Masaccio’s skills were probably superior to his mentors Learning Madonna with Child and Angels http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:San_Giovenale_Masaccio.jpg

  5. Became friends with other great artists Bounced ideas off of each other, good company Giotto, Alberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello all close to him They helped him and they were all extremely talented People Around Him Donatello http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donatello

  6. Most if not all of his paintings were religious Many of his paintings backgrounds were churches or altarpieces Paintings depicted saints and many highly regarded religious icons Paintings Theme Fresco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:San_Pietro_Masaccio.jpg

  7. He was considered a realist painter Used holy scenes and intertwined living people into his paintings His works were considered very natural and new, moved away from gothic art Technique Gothic Art http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Simone_Martini_072.jpg

  8. Madonna with Child Holy Trinity Brancacci Chapel Portrait of a Young Man Best Work

  9. Most of his paintings were parts of churches, chapels He was hired by people to paint parts of the church These sections were called frescos Painted some for very prestigious men and churches Display Santa Maria Novella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Santa_Maria_Novella.jpg

  10. He left a lasting affect on Renaissance art Was looked up to by other artists of the time Known as the first great realist painter Left his mark on Florence, Italy and the entire Renaissance Masaccio’s Affect

  11. Most of his great paintings are in churches, not canvas This makes it hard to buy his original work, copies are common His work is of great value and prestige Appreciation

  12. First great realist painter Left lasting affect on painting world along with Renaissance Depicted mostly religious scenes Moved focus of paintings away from dark, gothic theme Made huge impact in lifetime Conclusion

  13. Bibliography Sortais, Gaston. "Masaccio." 2007. 4 Apr. 2007 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09768a.htm>. Lieber, Sarah. "Massacio." 26 Mar. 2006. 4 Apr. 2007 <http://www.wfu.edu/~liebsg5/FYS100/masaccio.htm>. Spike, John T. "Massacio." 2007. 4 Apr. 2007 <http://www.nndb.com/people/879/000084627/>.