Cappella Brancacci Overview

The Cappella Brancacci is a chapel located in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, Italy. It is one of the most famous and influential examples of early Renaissance art. The frescoes on the walls and ceilings are some of the most important and well-known paintings of the Renaissance period. Today, the Cappella Brancacci allows the visitors to see these remarkable frescoes up close and experience the art for their use of perspective and light, which create a sense of depth and space on the flat surface of the walls.

The Cappella Brancacci is a chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, central Italy. It is sometimes called the Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance for its artworks, which include three paintings by Masaccio and a cycle of frescoes by Masolino and Masaccio. 

The chapel's decoration was commissioned by Felice Brancacci and dates to 1422. The series of frescoes is considered to be one of the most important examples of early Renaissance painting and has been much studied and admired by artists and art historians for its use of linear perspective and lifelike figures. Some of the major interests of the church include the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, The temptation of Adam and Eve and also the ceiling that was decorated by the great artist, Giovanni Domenico Ferretti.

Cappella Brancacci is a must-see for any art lover visiting Florence. The chapel contains a remarkable series of frescoes by the early Italian Renaissance but is also known for its architecture. It hosts a number of innovations that were later copied by other architects such as its ribbed vaulting and its use of pilasters (columns that are attached to a wall) to support the weight of the roof. The Chapel has been visited by millions of people from all over the world and continues to be an important cultural landmark in Florence, Italy.

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• If you are an art lover, or simply want to experience some of the world’s most impressive paintings and sculptures, then Cappella Brancacci is certainly worth a visit.
• Take your time to admire the magnificent frescoes by Masaccio and his workshop.
• Explore the beautiful frescoes which represent an important moment in art history, as they were some of the first paintings to use linear perspective - a technique that would change painting forever.
• Look closely at Masaccio's art where he was able to use light and shadow to create a sense of depth and realism in his paintings.
• Learn about the history of Florence and Renaissance architecture.

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