The names of Masaccio (1401 -- 28) and Masolino (c. 1383 -- 1440) are inseparable, and their collaboration is an essential starting point for the study of either artist.
Masaccio's Holy Trinity and the recently cleaned collaborative frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence are key works in the development of Western art. Paul Joannides's catalogue raisonne forms an authoritative and up-to-date study of the total oeuvre of both artists.
Lucidly written and richly illustrated, it makes accessible to all art lovers some of the greatest paintings of the early Renaissance.
About the Author
Paul Joannides is a lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge.
In the same series as the marvellous monograph on Fra Filippo Lippi, this exhaustive work must be the most comprehensive study of both these artists - concentrating on both their individual work and their famous collaboration at the Brancacci Chapel, Florence. No single volume on this subject exists, and many of the books on either artist have fallen out of print or have never been translated. Much still remains a mystery about the painters' works. However, the cleaning of the Brancacci Chapel a few years ago has revealed much about method, inspiration and who was leading who in the work. An exemplary study and a must for all Renaissance buffs. (Kirkus UK)