Masaccio, the great forerunner of Realistic art revolution

The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden is one of Masaccio’s most famous master pieces. The oil painting showed the Masaccio’s art proposition in oil painting style. The oil painting depicted the sight that Adam and Eve were driven out from Garden of Eden.

They were painted lively. Viewing from the oil painting technique, Adam and Eve were two walking figures; their movements make the painting was difficult to paint. If the artist didn’t have a solid painting foundation it would be hard to achieve the balance. By painting the figure’s walking posture is accurate; Masaccio controlled the whole oil painting composition with a stable sense. Especially the angle on the top of the oil painting, Masaccio added a space perception and moving sense for the painting. We can see Masaccio’s unique painting skill and outstanding painting foundation with his developed oil painting ability. Masaccio’s oil painting was very different from the other religious oil painting style in the same time. That’s why he was so distinguished from the other artist’s. His oil paintings were full of humanistic elements.

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