Masaccio, The Tribute Money, fresco, 1427

smarthistoryvideos on Oct 16, 2011 Masaccio, The Tribute Money, fresco, 1427 (Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris

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The Tribute Money is a fresco by the Italian renaissance painter Masaccio, located in the Brancacci Chapel of the basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, and completed by his senior collaborator, Masolino. Painted in the 1420s, it is widely considered among Massaccio's best work, and a vital part of the development of renaissance art.[1][2]
The painting is part of a cycle on the life of Saint Peter, and describes a scene from the Gospel of Matthew, in which Jesus directs Pete… [More]