Branchacci Chapel




Branchacci Chapel

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At the church of Santa Maria del Carmine is the Branchacci Chapel. During the 17th century the church burned down but the chapel with its 15th century frescoes survived. We viewed the frescoes painted by Masolino, Masaccio and Lippi. They are really amazing. Leonardo da Vinci said that he attributes the Renaissance to Giotto and Masaccio. The Masaccio figures are so lifelike and emotive next to even Masolino’s. The colors are still brilliant and the frescoes depict the life of St. Peter.

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