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Masaccio's 'Trinity'

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Part of Masterpieces of Western Painting

Rona Goffen, Gene Brucker, Ornella Casazza, Jane Andrews Aiken, Yves Bonnefoy, Katharine Park
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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521467094

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  • Masaccio's "Trinity" examines one of the most influential paintings of the Italian Renaissance. Renowned for the grandeur of its characterizations and for the perspectival illusion of its architectural setting, the fresco was famous from the time it was painted in the 1420s, and remembered despite its having been hidden from view for nearly two centuries. This volume considers the "Trinity" in its historical and spiritual contexts, and describes the significance of Masaccio's innovative depictions of time and space.

    • Six new essays from leading Renaissance scholars
    • Of importance to the history of science, because of Masaccio's innovations in space and in the depiction of the skeleton
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521467094
    • length: 178 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Masaccio's Trinity and the Early Renaissance Rona Goffen
    1. The Florentine elite in the early fifteneenth century Gene Brucker
    2. Masaccio's 'Trinity' and the Letter to the Hebrews Rona Goffen
    3. Masaccio's Fresco technique and Problems of Conservation Ornella Casazza
    4. The Perspective Construction of Masaccio's 'Trinity' Fresco and Medieval Astronomical Graphics Jane Andrews Aiken
    5. Time and timeless in Quattrocento painting Yves Bonnefoy
    6. Masaccio's skeleton: Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy Katharine Park.

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    Rona Goffen, Rutgers University, New Jersey


    Rona Goffen, Gene Brucker, Ornella Casazza, Jane Andrews Aiken, Yves Bonnefoy, Katharine Park

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