This morning my morning class was canceled, so I ventured into Florence by myself for the first time. I exchanged a shirt I bought a few weeks ago using my Italian skills. I ended up with two turtle necks that fit me instead of one layered sweater thing that didn't. Afterward, I ventured to the Brancacci Chapel on the other side of the Arno to visit what is considered the very first Renaissance fresco painted by the artist known as Massaccio. He utilized linear perspective techniques as well as atmospheric perspective techniques. His image known as Tribute Money is a three part continual narrative. His methods were extremely innovative for the time period and he led the way for all future artists. Even the greats such as Michelangelo looked to Massaccio for inspiration. The Expulsion of Adam and Eve in the Sistine Chapel is extremely similar to that of Massaccio's in the Brancacci Chapel. With out Massaccio, may of the great works we have today wouldn't exists, including the masterpieces of the great Danielle Vevea.