ABOUT MUSEUMS IN FLORENCE
The church of Santa Maria del Carmine houses one of the greatest tributes to painting of all time: the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel, begun by Masolino and Masaccio, and finished by Filippo Lippi after the latter’s death. The recent lengthy restoration brought to light the evenness of the large decorative cycle that was conceived by Masolino and Masaccio in strict collaboration.
The twelve scenes, starting with The Original Sin and up to the Scenes from the Life of Saint Peter, illustrate the story of salvation achieved by the Church through Saint Peter. Along with the high quality of painting by Masolino, the frescoes demonstrate Masaccio’s great precision in his use of perspective in the scenes and the volumetric power of the figures. The most famous of all are the dramatic Expulsion and The Tribute Money. All XIV century Florentine artists were greatly influenced by these scenes.
Address: P.zza del Carmine
Opening times: Working days and holidays from 10 to 17 - Closed on Thursdays
Phone: 055 2382195
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