When it came time to implement the planned renovations of the chapel containing Trinity, circaVasari chose to leave the fresco intact and construct a new altar and screen in front of Masaccio's painting, leaving a small gap, and effectively concealing and protecting the earlier work.
She argues that the Letter to the Hebrews provides the key to understanding the spiritual meaning s of the fresco and its function as a devotional work in relation to the liturgy of the church.
We see what looks like a Roman triumphal arch, with a coffered ceiling, barrel vault, pilasters, and columns. This part of the fresco had been covered over for many years, and it was not until recently that it was uncovered. University of Miami Please send comments about this review to editor.
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Masaccio paid extremely close attention to the dimensions of the objects and spaces that he painted, so much so that you can actually determine the dimensions of the room we are looking at in the fresco. History[ edit ] The Trinity is thought to have been created by Masaccio sometime between The architecture in which the Crucifixion takes place is also significant.