Fresco Cycle with scenes from the life of St. Peter, the first pope, Masaccio, Masolino, and Filippino Lippi, Santa Maria del Carmine
Expulsion, Masaccio, Santa Maria del Carmine
1420s, Fresco, Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine
Trinity with Mary, John the Evangelist, and Two Donors, Masaccio, Santa Maria Novella
Madonna and Child with the Birth of the Virgin and the Meeting of Joachim and Anna, Fra Filippino Lippi
Fresco Cycle with scenes from the Legends of Saint Stephen and John the Baptist, Fra Filippino Lippi, Cathedral of Prato
Madonna and Child with Saints Francis, John the Baptist, Zenobius, and Lucy, Domenico Veneziano, Santa Lucia de' Magnoli
1445-1447, Panel, St. Lucy Altarpiece
Invention of the True Cross and Recognition of the True Cross, Piero Della Francesca, Chapel of San Francesco
Saint Sebastian, Andrea Pollaiuolo, Santissimo Annunziata
1474-1475, Panel, Commissioned by the Pucci Family
Punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, Sandro Botticelli, Sistine Chapel
1481-1482, Fresco, Vatican, Rome. Commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV
The ascent of the Virgin Mary to heaven after her death and burial when, according to Roman Catholic belief, her soul was reunited with her body.
Begun in the mid-twelfth century by a crusader named Berthold and his followers, who settled in caves on Mt. Carmel and led lives of silence, seclusion, and abstinence. About 1240 they migrated to Western Europe, where the rule was altered, the austerities mitigated, and the order changed to a mendicant one.
In painting, the contrast of light and shade--from the Italian "chiaro" (light) and "oscuro" (dark)--to enhance modeling.
Italian word for "set against". A term described by the human body when weight is borne on one leg while the other is relaxed.
Founded as a preaching order at Toulouse in 1216 by St. Dominic. The Dominicans lived austerely and believed in having no personal possessions, surviving by charity, and begging. After the Franciscans, they became the second great mendicant order.
Lines running at right angles to the plane of the picture surface but, in a representation using one-point perspective, converging toward a common vanishing point in the distance.
A vertical architectural support used in an arched or vaulted structural system. Piers are usually rectangular in section, but if used with an order, they may be decorated with half-columns or pilasters with bases and capitals of the same design.
An altarpiece of devotional object consisting of more than three sections joined together.
Italian term for flattened relief; refers to a kind of sculpture initiated by Donatello in which distance and perspective are achieved by optical suggestion rather than sculptural projection.