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[mah-saht-chaw; English muh-sah-chee-oh] /mɑˈsɑt tʃɔ; English məˈsɑ tʃiˌoʊ/
(Tommaso Guidi) 1401–28? Italian painter. Unabridged
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  • Masaccio, also, was the first to place his figures in air, enveloping them in atmosphere.

    The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
  • The picture was for a long time attributed to Masaccio's master, Masolino.

    Filippo Lippi Paul G. Konody
  • He may be regarded as the last direct inheritor of the traditions of Masaccio.

    The Story of Florence Edmund G. Gardner
  • Just so compare those by Masaccio and Ghirlandajo with what was done before.

    Barbara's Heritage Deristhe L. Hoyt
  • Masaccio painted his portrait in the Carmine, but it is lost.


    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • Masaccio can by no means be taken as a fair instance of the painters of his age.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • Masaccio was born at San Giovanni, in the upper valley of the Arno, in 1402.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • This the lad was studying and copying with no less care than he had bestowed on Masaccio's frescoes.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • The ‘Paul’ of Masaccio is a well-known example of the dignified simplicity of which these artists possessed so large a share.

    The Germ Various
  • His greatest works were painted in continuation of Masaccio's frescoes in the Carmine at Florence.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for Masaccio


/Italian maˈzattʃo/
original name Tommaso Guidi. 1401–28, Florentine painter. He was the first to apply to painting the laws of perspective discovered by Brunelleschi. His chief work is the frescoes in the Brancacci chapel in the church of Sta. Maria del Carmine, Florence
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