Masaccio | The Holy Trinity

Lé Arts Salon


Title: The Holy Trinity
Artist: Masaccio (Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone)
Year: 1427-28
Medium: Fresco
Period: Early Renaissance
Style/Genre: Religious Painting

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

The Grey w/ ebony undertones (Cape Cod) tells of tradition.

  • Worn by the 4th lady and the priest robe.
  • The connection between the divine and the lower class.
  • Skipping social classes, going straight towards the divine source.

The Pinks (Antique Brass & Manhattan) take on the hue of salmon.

  • Brings comfort and heightens devotion.
  • Used as a balance
    • Covering the top of the painting in structures.
    • Lighter pink on left, darker pink on right.

Two different shades of Browns, faith, and content.

  • The Bronze (Kumera) tells of faith and being grounded.
    • Told by the crowns of Christ and the figures close to him.
    • Creation of a sub triangle within the triangle.
  • The Taupe (Iroko) tells of content and the middle ground.
    • Seen only on the 1st woman in the middle of the painting, the high elite.
    • Hand out, looking towards the viewer, presenting herself to Christ.
    • Displays ALL figures’ submission of their devotion and faith.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

CAPE COD: #414d4b | 65 – 77 – 75 | 16, 0, 3, 70
ANTIQUE BRASS: #ce7762 | 206 – 119 – 98 | 0, 42, 52, 19
MANHATTAN: #f4ad94 | 244 – 173 – 148 | 0, 29, 39, 4
KUMERA: #8b6328 | 139 – 99 – 40 | 0, 29, 71, 45
IKORO: #463621 | 70 – 54 – 33 | 0, 23, 53, 73

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