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Santa Maria del Carmine

1424

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

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

1425

September

8 months, 3 days later

Masolino leaves work on the The Brancacci Chapel and goes to Hungary.

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Masolino (1383-1447), aged 42: painter

1426

4 months, 2 days 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

1427

1 year 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

1490s

63 years, 16 days later

Pietro Torrigiano breaks the nose of Michelangelo in argument while drawing in the Carmine, smashing it so hard that it never heals. The incident is described in a passage from Cellini's autobiography.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 18: sculptor

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Benvenuto Cellini

1490s

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

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1771

281 years, 2 months, 8 days later

A fire damages some scenes from the The Brancacci Chapel frescoes.

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