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(Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simoe Cassai; Dec 21, 1401, San Giovanni Val d'Arno – Jun, 1428, Rome), Italian painter and founder of the early Renaissance (III). He is known to have been in Florence as early as 1418; he was artistically active there from 1424, mostly in collaboration with Masolino (1383–1447). In Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Masaccio painted the Trinity fresco (probably c. 1427), presenting the holy Trinity with John and Mary, unique in Italian painting, illusioni…

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Buttler, Karen, “Masaccio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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