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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : Christ, Christ on the Cross, God the Father, Saint John, Trinity, Virgin, column, trompe l'oeil, wall
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The Trinity, Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

The Trinity is a fresco by Masaccio, painted in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence between 1425 and 1428, depending on the source, and rediscovered in 1861. According to art historian Peter Murray in his book The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance, the fresco "probably dates from before November 1425". The fresco, measuring 667 x 317 cm, was painted between around 1425 and 1428 in the third bay of the left nave of the church of Santa Maria Novella, which was under Dominican control at the time. There is no documentary evidence of the exact dates or the precise commissioners of this fresco. However, the prior of those years, Benedetto di Domenico di Lanzo, may have commissioned it following the death of his wife (two figures, a man and a woman, appear on the tiered plan reserved in this type of painting for donors or commissioners). Giorgio Vasari amply described the fresco in 1568, in the second edition of his Lives. In particular, he described the trompe-l'œil of the architectural structure. "It is a barrel vault, drawn in perspective, and divided into caissons decorated with rosettes that diminish, so that it looks as if the vault is sinking into the wall". He wrote Barely two years later, however, the fresco disappeared from view, covered by a large canvas, The Virgin of the Rosary, installed on a new stone altar and painted by Vasari himself. It was not found again until 1861, when the 16th-century altars were removed. It was then detached and fixed to [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


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