Masaccio - Saint Andrew and the Pisa Altarpiece (Paperback)Eliot W. Rowlands (author)
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 31/03/2006
- We can order this
Ranked by many scholars as the greatest master of early Italian Renaissance painting, Masaccio (1401-1428) was the first artist to use effects of light to create three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional plane. This achievement, revolutionary in Masaccio's day, is one of the painter's significant contributions to art history. This is an exploration of Masaccio's accomplishment as epitomized by the multi-panelled painting of which the Saint Andrew panel is thought to have once formed a part: the Pisa Altarpiece, one of the truly great polyptychs in the history of Italian Renaissance art, produced in 1426 for a chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Pisa. The text discusses Masaccio's short life and illustrious career; the commission for the altarpiece; its patron and programme; the painting's original location; and the role that the church friars played in the actual commission. Finally, after examining the polyptych's individual panels, the text traces their subsequent history and recounts how art historians came to identify them.
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 236 x 191 x 9 mm
You may also be interested in...
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at