Artist Who Inspired Leonardo & Michelangelo

Charles Saatchi writes: ‘Masaccio was born in 1401 and died in 1428, but six years of extraordinary inspiration made him the single greatest influence on Italy’s Renaissance. It is difficult to comprehend that a few years in a short life would have such a bewildering effect on the history of art but, to many observers, his radical thinking helped usher in the major foundations of Western painting.’

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