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Masaccio: The Baptism of the Neophytes

Masaccio 1401 – 1428

The Baptism of the Neophytes

fresco (255 × 162 cm) — 1425 Museum Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

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This work is linked to Acts 2:38

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Shivering the Neophytes await baptism by Peter. Masaccio depicts their bodies with great skill and much attention for facial expressions. The two spectators on the left are possibly members of the Brancacci family, the owners of the chapel.

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Title: Masaccio: The Baptism of the Neophytes
Author / citation: here
First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 21 January 2008