Holy Trinity Masaccio Analysis

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Looking at Lorenzo Ghiberti’s, The Sacrifice of Isaac, one can see that the piece is a relief image from how it projects off the base. We can also see that it is made from a bronze material because of the off gold and dark coloring in places. The scene is framed within an irregular yet symmetrical shape that is part of a wooden door panel. In the image itself is the older figure representing Abraham as he wields a knife, aiming it towards the younger figure, Isaac, who he is holding on an altar block. An angel descends from the top right corner of the frame with his hand outstretched passed the arm in which Abraham holds the knife. To the top left of the frame, a ram sits on large rock that divides Abraham and Isaac from two other figures that…show more content…
John, and Two Donors. First off, this image depicts Christ on the cross within the archway of a Roman inspired building. Behind him a bearded man representing God the Father is holding the cross and below his chin is a dove representing the holy spirit, flying down towards Christ’s body. Below them, the two cloaked figures of Mary and St. John stand on either side at the base of the cross. The figure on the left, Mary, is gesturing with her palm facing upwards and facing away from the crucifixion while the St. John on the right is looking up at Christ’s body with clasped hands. A tier below them are two more figures, meant to represent the donors, standing to either side of the crucifixion just as Mary and St. John are. The figure on the right appears to be a woman and her hand is a gesture pose while the other figure appears to be a man with clasped…show more content…
This painting also presents an aftermath scene of the Passion of Christ, though unlike Masaccio’s painting, the deposition or Christ’s removal from the cross is depicted. This painting also includes the most figures compared to the last two works, there being ten in total. In the center, a man is bringing the body of Christ down from the cross and below him, an older man is taking the body from behind his shoulders as they move him. To the right of him, another man is holding Christ’s body by the legs, behind him an older man observes with a sad expression and to the right of both them, Mary Magdalene is wringing her hands in distraught. To the left of the painting, a woman in green and a man in red robes are trying to pick up the fainted virgin Mary and behind the man, an older appearing woman is crying into her headwrap. The painting itself is framed within a shortened cross-shape and the scene is depicted within a limited space, pushed up into the
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