The Biography of Masaccio
Masaccio was the first person to master perspective and depth on a two-dimensional surface fully. Before his arrival, paintings were flat, ornamental images beholden to the staid Gothic tradition.
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The Biography of Masaccio [pause medium]
Tommaso Masaccio, a Florentine painter famous for works like Madonna and Child with St. Anne (1425), is widely regarded as the first genuine Renaissance master.
The Italian painter's tragically early death abruptly ended his career, but Mosaccio's works altered the course of Western art.
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