Cappella Brancacci a Firenze

Brancacci Chapel in Florence

An angel with a sword chasing Adam and Eve to drive them out of Paradise. Adam covers his face with his hand, crying and hiding in shame. Eve has the look disfigured by pain, that you get a view because the arms are engaged to cover the breasts.
It is a harrowing scene, one of the highest point of art history and is located in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence, in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Masolino and Masaccio, young and old, master and pupil, frescoed this chapel together by the will of Felice Brancacci. It is not easy to distinguish the frescoes of one from those of the other. The patron Brancacci forced them to work on the same walls, to avoid that they were too obvious style differences. The result is an extraordinary artistic career, which tells the story of sin and other episodes of the Bi