The Life of Tommaso Masaccio

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The Life of Tommaso Masaccio

Tommaso Masaccio known as a world famous renaissance painter; had nothing but a successful career and a short, but fulfilling life. Masaccio started out as a young painter finding out what he wanted to do in life, he developed artistic skills along with other artists, and he created many beautiful and famous paintings. Even though Masaccio did not live for very long, his memory and successful paintings are still admired today.
Masaccio was born on December 21, 1401. His father Ser Giovanni di Mane and his mother Monna La Copa raised him. His brother Giovanni was also a painter and did several inept paintings. Masaccio was born in San Giovanni Valdarno and later moved to Florence Italy where he could have a better career in art. The Britannica Encyclopedia states “Tommaso himself received the nickname Masaccio (loosely translated as “Big Tom,” or “Clumsy Tom”) because of his absentmindedness about worldly affairs, carelessness about his personal appearance, and other heedless-but good-natured-behaviour.” From this nickname though, he is now known a...
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