MASOLINO da Panicale
(b. 1383, Panicale, d. 1447, Firenze)

The Baptism of Christ (detail)

Baptistery, Castiglione Olona

On the right-hand side of the Baptism of Christ, the group of the neophytes is depicted. The four men are preparing for their own baptism by stripping off their clothes. The animated poses of the two men clad only in their undergarments show Masolino's mastery of human anatomy, doubtless acquired through life drawing.

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