Empire of the Eye: The Magic of Illusion-The Trinity—Masaccio, Part 2

In 1427 inside Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Masaccio created the masterpiece The Trinity using linear perspective for the first time. This segment explains how he was able to make the wall behind the work seem to disappear so that the painting becomes an extension of the room the viewer is in.

Released: June 03, 2008