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Masaccio

painter born in San Giovanni Valdarno (1401) and died in Rome (1428), aged 27

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1401

December 21

on Monday

Masaccio is born in San Giovanni Valdarno.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in San Giovanni Valdarno was at 5:55 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

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Masaccio (1401-1428): painter

1422

20 years, 16 days later

Masaccio paints the San Giovenale Triptych.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 21: painter

1422

January 7

on Monday

6 days later

Masaccio joins the painters guild of Florence, signing as "Masus S. Johannis Simonis pictor populi S. Nicholae de Florentia."

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 21: painter

1423

11 months, 29 days later

Masaccio travels to Rome with Masolino.

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Masolino (1383-1447), aged 40: painter
Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 22: painter

1424

1 year later

Masaccio and Masolino are commissioned by the powerful and rich Felice Brancacci to execute a cycle of frescoes for the The Brancacci Chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 23: painter
Masolino (1383-1447), aged 41: painter

1424

Masaccio paints the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne with Masolino.

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Masolino (1383-1447), aged 41: painter
Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 23: painter

1425

1 year, 1 day later

Masaccio and Masolino begin painting the The Brancacci Chapel.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 24: painter

1426

1 year later

Masaccio leaves the The Brancacci Chapel frescoes unfinished in order to respond to other commissions.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 25: painter

1426

February 19

on Sunday

1 month, 19 days later

Masaccio is commissioned by Giuliano di Colino degli Scarsi da San Giusto, for the sum of 80 florins, to paint a major altarpiece, the Pisa Altarpiece, for his chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Pisa.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Pisa was at 6:11 AM and sunset was at 6:18 PM.

1427

10 months, 16 days later

Masaccio returns to work again in the Carmine, beginning the Resurrection of the Son of Theophilus.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 26: painter

1428

Autumn

1 year, 2 months later

Masaccio dies in Rome; according to a legend, he is poisoned by a jealous rival painter.

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Masaccio (1401-1428), aged 27: painter

1490s

61 years, 10 months, 21 days later

Michelangelo studies from the frescoes of Masaccio at the Carmine with other students of the Medicean Academy.

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1961

471 years, 3 months, 24 days later

The San Giovenale Triptych by Masaccio is discovered in the church of San Giovenale at Cascia di Reggello.

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Masaccio (1401-1428): painter

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