The Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, with the frescoes by Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi. English edition.
The frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, painted with the Stories of St. Peter lend themselves to particularly stimulating interpretation due to the diversity of the often contrasting poetics of the artists.
The recently restored chapel is one of the most important monuments of Renaissance art, studied and admired by all the greatest artists of the day. It combines the real perspectives and courtly figures of Masolino with the human grandeur and tragic frailty of Masaccio.
The guide is an indispensable tool for visitors, offering accurate documentation on the history of the chapel, with short critical-descriptive texts on the main scenes of the frescoes by Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi, and vivid color illustrations.