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MASACCIO (1401 - 1428), Painter, fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MASACCIO (1401 - 1428), Painter, fresco artist

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 21 December 1401, in Castel San Giovanni, near Florence; died 1428, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits. Murals.

Florentine School.

Masaccio is considered the founding artist of Renaissance painting, his works showing the application of Brunelleschi's system of linear perspective, a fascination with both anatomical structure and the art of classical antiquity, and a new dramatic

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