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Masaccio, Holy Trinity
This painting blends deep piety with scientific observation. Both its architecture and figures were radically new.
Alberti, Façade of Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Romanesque, Gothic, or ancient Greek? Whether you divide this façade by styles or squares, its stones come alive.
Ghirlandaio, Life of the Virgin
Ghirlandaio writes a wealthy Florentine banking dynasty into the biblical narrative of this fresco cycle.