Detail of La distribuzione dei beni by Masaccio
Florence, church of Santa Maria del Carmine,
One of my favorite paintings of all times. Posted in response to a post by maryt.
This mother and child duo has wonderful sense of stability, but with an implication of movement about to come. It sure is less sentimental than most M&C compositions, probably because of the context the figures find themselves in. The “giornata” of part of the figure can be seen readily in this really good reproduction. What a massive undertaking the whole fresco must have been, and how beautifully fresh and evocative this M&C is.
Thanks for posting this!
Thanks so much for your very observant comment. Yes, this is not a sentimental m&c at all. Have you seen the whole fresco?
Glad you liked “my” mother and child. What a different effect of Masaccio’s mother and child…Her eyes are elsewhere, concerned about something happening “over there.” This is motherhood of the every day.
who drew the picture?
I was givin a painting of masaccio for a lady at a yard sale. I think it may be original but not sure I would like to find out more information. Please contact me soon by email or phone.
phone: 480 273 9705 or 480 352 6453.
Thanks. Just ask for DAVID
As far as I know, Masaccio only did altarpieces and frescos. So the painting you were given at a yard sale, unless it came on a piece of altar wood or Florentine wall, is not likely to be an original.
My picture is on alter wood if I’m not mastaking that what made me think it was an original
You will have to contact an art expert about this.
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