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  • Italian painter of the Florentine school whose revolutionary use of linear perspective and mastery of light and shade profoundly influenced Renaissance painting.


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  • So the name Masaccio, or Ugly Tom, came to be that by which the big awkward painter was known.

    Knights of Art; stories of the Italian painters

  • So the name Masaccio, or Ugly Tom, came to be that by which the big awkward painter was known.

    Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters

  • This Tom village birth-place, was commonly called Masaccio, short for Tomasaccio, 'hulking Tom,' as I have heard it translated, on account of his indifferent, slovenly habits.

    The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art

  • Among the famous sculptors were the two Pisanos, Orgagna, Ghiberti, and — most famous of them all — Donatello (1386-1466), who may be called the Masaccio of sculpture.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Artists such as Masaccio and Fra Angelico were surely inspired, as all their Tuscan counterparts, by the beauty of Tuscany, with its wilderness-studded hills and cobbled towns, the pleasant climate and the wine country.


  • Exquisite as he is in his special mode of execution, he undoubtedly falls far short, not only of his great naturalist contemporaries such as Masaccio and Lippo Lippi, but even of so distant a precursor as

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • The artist leaned against an angle of the Baptistery and watched the departing crowd, delighting in the variety of the garb and of the keen characteristic faces -- faces such as Masaccio had painted more than fifty years before: such as Domenico Ghirlandajo had not yet quite left off painting.


  • In his films, Pasolini highlights base reality, but he frames his shots using the aesthetics of great Renaissance and Baroque painters, such as Masaccio, Caravaggio, and

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • Lady Eastlake.] [Footnote 74: Mr. Browning thus skilfully accounts for the discrepancy between the coarseness of his life and the refined beauty of much of his work.] [Footnote 75: The painter spoken of as "hulking Tom" is the celebrated one known as "Masaccio" (Tommasaccio), who learned in the convent from

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • I also picked up a little from Italian renaissance masters such as Masaccio, Giotto and Piero Della Francesca - their murals and frescos gave me an idea, "says Barman.



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