Vanishing Point In Masaccio's The Expulsion From Paradise

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Young Early Renaissance artist Masaccio painted The Expulsion from Paradise he painted it on the wall of the Brancacci Chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, in Florence, Italy. The Expulsion from Paradise is a fresco, that uses perspective and a vanishing point to grab the viewers’ attention. These features offer us with a way of understanding the beautiful work of art that it is. This painting was one of the most remarkable paintings from all of the ones we studied this semester. I will explain why Masaccio’s use of fresco painting technique, perspective and vanishing point made the painting so thought-provoking.
The Expulsion from Paradise is a fresco which is a painting made on plaster in this case a wall. In true fresco, water
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The use of the vanishing point pushes all of our attention to their bodies. Adam is hunched over with his hands covering his face while he steps out from the gate you can tell that he is ashamed and in distress. His muscles are stretched and his body language seems abnormal. Eve also is illustrated in agony her face expression says it all. She’s walking with her arms covering her genitals in shame and crying out in pain.
Masaccio made the perspective of the image focus mainly on the important factors of the painting which were Adam, Eve, the angel and the gate. The background seems to be flat which I think was good because it gave the rest of the characters in the image more focus. Masaccio's characters are not defined by a clear outline of the figures but instead with different shades and some parts of shaping and light. Masaccio really focused on the bodies and the way the muscles and face expressions indeed illustrated how Adam and Eve were feeling.
In conclusion, The Expulsion of Paradise is truly a beautiful and amazing painting. I have detailed the different ways Masaccio used fresco, vanishing-point, and perspective to make this painting so remarkable. Hopefully one day I can see this painting in person and also a few others that caught my attention this

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