Until 23 October 2022 at the Reggello museum named after the great artist
He is considered one of the fathers of Florence’s Renaissance, but not many people know that Masaccio’s oldest painting is found in a small museum next to the thousand-year-old church of San Pietro at Cascia, in the Reggello countryside some 40 minutes’ drive from Florence. This is the Triptych of San Giovenale, preserved in the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art along with other important works including a large tableau by Agnolo Guidotti and an Annunciation by Bronzino.
Painted when Masaccio was barely twenty, the triptych is the first key indication of what would become the geometric perspective of the Renaissance.
To mark 600 years since the date given on the painting, from 23 April to 23 October 2022 the museum hosts the exhibition Masaccio and the Masters of the Renaissance Compared, one of whose sponsors is The Mall Firenze, committed as always to the promotion and valorisation of Tuscany.
“Masaccio and the Masters of the Renaissance Compared to celebrate the 600 years of the Triptych of San Giovenale”, says Giorgio Motta, General Manager of The Mall Luxury Outlets, “celebrates all the talent and innovative genius of a master who not only succeeded in depicting beauty in his masterpieces, but even reinterpreted it by introducing perspective and reflecting the fashions of his age in his paintings.”
The exhibition features another famous triptych, St Peter the Martyr by Fra Angelico, as well as works by other artists who shared Masaccio’s desire for a renewal in painting. These include the Maestro di Barberino, Gherardo Starnina, Lorenzo Monaco, Mariotto di Nardo, Bicci di Lorenzo, Masolino da Panicale, Mariotto di Cristofano, Giovanni dal Ponte, Francesco d’Antonio and Andrea di Giusto.
The exhibition is promoted and organized by the Museo Masaccio d’Arte Sacra and by the Municipality of Reggello and is part of the Terre degli Uffizi project, conceived and executed by the Uffizi Gallery and the CR Firenze Foundation, within the Uffizi Diffusi and Piccoli Grandi Musei programmes respectively.