Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Brancacci Chapel
Alternate Title:
Cappella dei Brancacci
Image View:
Lower left wall, Raising of the Son of Theophilus, detail, five bystanders painted by Filippino Lippi
Creator:
Filippino Lippi (Italian painter, ca.1457-1504); Masaccio (Italian painter, 1401-1428); Masolino (Italian painter, 1383-ca. 1447)
Location:
repository: Santa Maria del Carmine (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza del Carmine
GPS:
43.767722 11.243575
Date:
ca. 1424-1428 (creation); ca. 1481-1485 (alteration)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
fresco (painting)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
pigment on plaster
Technique:
fresco painting (technique)
Measurements:
599 cm (width, lateral walls)
Subjects:
New Testament; Old Testament and Apocrypha; saints; Peter, the Apostle, Saint
Description:
The early Renaissance frescoes, carried out by Masolino and Masaccio in the 1420s (and completed by Filippino Lippi ca. 1481-1485), mark a watershed in the history of European art with a new perspectival concept of space. There are 12 separate picture fields on the lateral and back wall (which is divided with a window in the center). Individual fields are separated by Corinthian pilasters and a dentilled molding, a complete novelty at this date. The cycle from the life of Saint Peter was commissioned as patron saint from Pietro Brancacci, the original owner of the chapel. The frescoes were cleaned and restored in 1986-1988. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
6A2-I-F-MSC-BC-LW-F0 4
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Brancacci Chapel