L'lsolotto (Little Island) Statues of dancing peasants surround the moated garden, with a copy of Giambologna's Oceanus Fountain (1576) as the centrepiece. The original is now in the Bargello (see pp68-9). Hemicycle (semicircular lawn) Orangery Zanohi delRosso's Orangery (1785) was built to protect rare, tender plants from frost. * La Grotta Grande * L'lsolotto (Little Island) Star Features Amphitheatre Brancacci Chapel © The church of Santa Maria del Carmine is famous for The Life of St Peter frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel, commissioned by the Florentine merchant Felice Brancacci around 1424. Masolino began the work in 1425 but many of the scenes are by his pupil, Masaccio, who died before completing the cycle.
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Filippino Lippi finished the work 50 years later, in 1480. Masaccio's use of perspective in The Tribute Money and the tragic realism of his figures in The Expulsion of Adam and Eve placed him at the vanguard of Renaissance painting. Many great artists, including Leonardo and Michelangelo, later visited the chapel to Study his In every scene. St Peter pioneering work.