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Masaccio

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The Tribute Money, c.1425

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The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, c.1425

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Crucifixion of St Peter, 1426

Tommaso Masaccio (1410-1428) was one of the leading artists of the early Italian Renaissance and quattrocento, though his career was short lived, (the situation surrounding his death is still a mystery, though many believe he may have been poisoned.) His most famous works are his religious narrative frescoes; in particular, his series for the Brancacci Chapel at the Santa Maria Carmine in Florence is home to two of his most famous pieces, The Tribute Money and The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

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