The Brancacci Chapel - Paintings Gallery
in Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, Italy.
Scenes from the Life of St. Peter, c.1424-28, completed c. 1481-85
The frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence are considered to be the incunabula of Renaissance painting and, thanks to their innovative power, served as a source of inspiration to artists for over a century.
General view of the left wall.
General view of the right wall.
Masolino and Masaccio were commissioned the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel by the rich silk merchant Felice Brancacci, who was evidently interested not only in commerce, but in politics as well. Brancacci soon fell out of favor with the powerful Medici family, and was exiled by them in 1436. This explains the late completion of the chapel, which was probably undertaken after the rehabilitation of Felices heirs.