Masaccio, Holy Trinity

1425

fresco

667 cm x 317 cm

Santa Maria Novella Church, Florence, Italy

This “sudden leap in realism” (Holmes, 202) opened up new possibilities for artists after Masaccio completed his famous fresco. His ability to combine both “the portrayal of human emotions and the representation of space” (Holmes, 202) gave way to new dimensions in painting previously sacred themes. His detailed scientific perspective united the longtime enemies of religion and science, creating a masterpiece praised for it’s Humanist ideals

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