BRANCACCI CHAPEL AND SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
FLORENCE HALF DAY WALKING TOUR ( 3 hours )
WHEN THE RENAISSANCE BEGAN : MASACCIO and SANTA MARIA NOVELLA CHURCH
2:00 pm meet your local guide in Piazza Signoria, (statue of David) walk over Ponte Vecchio, heading to Chiesa del Carmine. In the city of magnificent paintings, few commands as much attention as the frescoes of Cappella Brancacci, work of Masaccio (1401-1428) Masolino and Filippino Lippi. The Frescoes are considered some of the most important in Western art, executed at the cusp of the Renaissance in a manner whose innovation and invention would influence painters for generations to come.
The pair’s frescoes surpassed anything seen in Italy dazzling in their realism, dramatic narrative and
“ mastery of perspective “
The expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Paradise by Masaccio, is one of an influential series of frescoes.
The episodes from life of St Peter, of which the most striking are by Masaccio
Visit Santa Maria Novella, mother church of the city’s Dominican order begun in 1246.The greatest works are The Trinity by Masaccio, the first fresco cycle in Cappella di Filippo Strozzi and the most important cycle by Domenico del Ghirlandaio
On : SUN pm : Min 2 – Max 10 participants
Private English speaking guide,
individual wireless ear-phone head-set