Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Masaccio.
“While humanism had emerged in a new conception of man, and the philosophy of that concept had led to clear awareness of it, art – with Masaccio – had expressed and exalted the concept with unprecedented depth and vividness” (M. Pittaluga).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Masaccio.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.