A Snapshot From / Florence

Art History Appreciation


Art is much more powerful when it jumps from the pages of a book and you can enjoy it face to face. We found Masaccio’s masterpiece, The Holy Trinity, sitting quietly inside Florence’s Santa Maria Novella church, a peaceful and cool oasis from a crowded summer day in the city.

This work is considered “one of the best examples of the early Renaissance scientific approach to creating the convincing illusion of space within a painting.” (source) Less concerned with all that, Daughter exclaimed with excitement, “hey — that one’s in my book!”

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8 thoughts on “Art History Appreciation

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  4. I absolutely love this fresco! I have a half-written blog post about it that I need to finish, but I have been waiting till I see it again. I can’t believe it was supposed to be covered over like the rest of them when the church was renovated. Lucky for us Giorgio Vasari couldn’t bear to destroy it and left some space between it and the wall. Ciao, Cristina

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