An exploration of the ideas and innovations of Masaccio (1421-1428) through his paintings in Florence including the Tribute Money and the Holy Trinity. Comparisons are made to Gentile da Fabriano's Adoration (1423), Nanni di Banco's Four Crowned Martyrs (c. 1410-1416 and Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece (c.1432). 40 minutes.
An extensive discussion of the characteristics and meaning of the Ghent Altarpiece of 1432 by Jan van Eyck. This is one of the great paintings in the history of European art with a complex history and a wide range of possibilities for interpretation. Narrated by Peter Beal, art history and humanities faculty at FRCC in Colorado.