Early Renaissance

Masaccio The Trinity

The Trinity – Masaccio

Masaccio The Trinity – Born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, Masaccio (1401-1428) was a renowned Florentine artist. He was regarded as one of the first and best painters during the Italian Renaissance period. He had outstanding skills in creating paintings that perfectly imitated nature. Masaccio effectively created 3D paintings that had life-like figures as well as the potential of “movement” from how they were depicted, thereby convincing viewers of the humanistic form of his artwork. He applied the use of foreshortenings and nudes in his portrait figures, something that hadn’t been done before.

Trinity – Sandro Botticelli

Painter: Sandro Botticelli Art movement: Early Renaissance Genre of painting: religious painting Painting material: panel Dimensions: 215 x 192 cm Location: Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK Content: Christianity, Jesus-Christ, Crucifixion