Tommaso Di Ser Giovanni Di Mone Cassai Analysis

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Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone Cassai, called Masaccio, was born from a family descended from carpenters and furniture makers, on December 21, 1401, the feast day of St. Thomas, in Castel San Giovanni, today 's San Giovanni Valdarno (Arezzo).
The father was the notary Ser Giovanni di Mone Cassai and the mother of Jacopa Martinozzo, daughter of an innkeeper of Barberino di Mugello. His father died young, at about twenty-seven years old, and his family finds itself in financial difficulty, both because of disputes between relatives for the inheritance, and because the mother remarried with a trader and the protection of children go to juvenile court.
In Valdarno, where he spent his childhood and youth and where there were several minor painters, he was already able to hone his innate artistic and pictorial sensibility, but will be Florence to influence and give form to the artistic personality of Masaccio.
Around 1417, as attested by payments made by his mother, for the rental of a house, he moved to Florence in the district of San Niccolò in Oltrarno, with his mother and younger brother John, who will be himself a painter, known as "the Splinter "(1406-1486). In 1422 he enrolled as a painter to the Art of
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One of his first works, around 1424 to 1425, was the altarpiece for the church of Saint Ambrose in Florence. With this work he began his collaboration with Masolino older than him eighteen years. The art criticism attributes to Masolino the figure of St. Anne and all the angels except perhaps the central one at the top and the curtain-bearing to the right that are attributed to Masaccio as the Virgin and Child. In the altarpiece emerged immediately the distinctive characteristics of Masaccio’s art, to start by the clever use of perspective and light that define the spatial volume of the

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