Italian renaissance painter. His frescoes are the earliest monuments of Humanism, and he was one of the first to use scientific perspective in his painting, employing techniques such as vanishing point in art for the first time. He inaugurated a new naturalistic approach to painting that was concerned less with details and ornamentation than with simplicity and unity. Masaccio`s scenes in the Brancacci chapel show Giotto`s influence. The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, depicting a distressed Adam and Eve nude, had a great influence on Michelangelo`s portrayal of the same scene in the Sistine chapel.