The Tribute Money. (w)
This work shows Masaccio's use of perspective and of Chiaroscuro,
(the contrast of light and dark in a picture) and the painting was restored in the 1980s after suffering neglect for centuries. The vanishing point is centred on the head of Christ and the shadows fall away from the chapel window, as if the figures are lit by it.
St Peter appears three times in this painting, in the centre next to Jesus as the tax man demands his tribute, in the left middle ground retrieving money from a fishes mouth, and on the right paying the money to the tax man.