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“Less crowded gem”
Review of Cappella Brancacci

Cappella Brancacci
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Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence...
Ranked #55 of 657 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482
Reviewed 23 May 2014

As this tourist attraction is on the oltrarno it seems to be off the tour list as it was lovely and peaceful with no big groups. The frescoes are stunning and the ceilings of the church brilliant too. Definitely worth a visit!

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"santa maria del carmine"
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"st peter"
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"early renaissance"
in 11 reviews
"small chapel"
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"amazing frescoes"
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"last supper"
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"fresco cycle"
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"main church"
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"video guide"
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"preserved frescoes"
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"cloister area"
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"tells a story"
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"art lovers"
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"great chance"
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"western art"
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"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"great art"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

How fortunate we are that the Brancacci Chapel has survived at all. It is a gem of the early Renaissance now restored and open for all to enjoy. I had longed to see this chapel over many years and was not disappointed. How could one be when the paintings reveal the development of the Renaissance artist's understanding of perspective and scale. This is a perfect place to escape the throngs of the central historic areas of Florence and such gentle, restful beauty to enjoy.

2  Thank John P
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

I went there a few weeks ago and lots of parts were closed so we could not see much and I was very disappointed. I think they should let visitors know about what they can really see.
This is the only place that disappointed me in Florence and I was looking forward to discovering the famous paintings. I loved Florence and I would like to visit it again but I will not go back to this chapel.

2  Thank Danielle P
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Do not miss this place. Really. I have no idea why this chapel is relatively over-looked and under-rated. The art here in this relatively little chapel is some of the most stunning and most important in the history of Western art. the main contributors here were Masaccio and Masolino. Filippino Lippi also contributed but the big draw is Masaccio. His talent for humanism and perspective were unrivaled. It was here that then unknown but soon to be famous artists such as Michelangelo came to study and learn. Adam and Eve by Masaccio conveys a stark portrait of the pain suffered as a result of expulsion from Paradise. Varous other scenes depict the 3D effect Masaccio was able to generate. In the corner of the chapel you'll find a panel depicting Peter resurrecting the son of Theophilus. Here you will find a self-portrait of Masaccio and his rendering of two other renaissance figures: Brunelleschi and Alberti. I found it vritually impossible to leave the chapel, being drawn back over and over again to stare at the work of this great artist.

5  Thank JamesII
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

The Brancacci Chapel is truly awe-inspiring. Masacchio's paintings express the character of each person with his unique gift of portraying feeling and thought. The perspective in St Peter Healing The Sick is so perfect, the people seem to be coming to meet the viewer. It is a fascinating set of paintings, as 3 different artist were involved: Masacchio, Masolino and Filippono Lippi.
As one reviewer has already mentioned, the audiotape is well-worth the 2 € fee.

1  Thank ElizabethofCarrick
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