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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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  • Some female groups, however, remain, which yield to nothing that Masaccio has left for the plaudits of posterity.

  • The picture was for a long time attributed to Masaccio's master, Masolino.

    Filippo Lippi Paul G. Konody
  • They offer a most striking contrast to the sedate Florentine crowds painted in the Brancacci chapel by Masaccio.

    Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • He may be regarded as the last direct inheritor of the traditions of Masaccio.

    The Story of Florence Edmund G. Gardner
  • Nevertheless, Masolino's grave and dignified figures introduced the type that Masaccio was soon to render perfect.

    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
  • In painting, Masaccio (1401-28) stands conspicuous, even among many painters of rare gifts.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • Masaccio painted his portrait in the Carmine, but it is lost.

    Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • These are massed together and robed in the style of Masaccio, and have his virile dignity of form and action.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • 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
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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