Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ah Crap, It Was The Pope

Bad Ass

Vasari recounts a number of such stories about Giotto's skill. He writes that when Cimabue was absent from the workshop, his young apprentice painted such a lifelike fly on the face of the painting that Cimabue was working on, that he tried several times to brush it off. Vasari also relates that when the Pope sent a messenger to Giotto, asking him to send a drawing to demonstrate his skill, Giotto drew a perfect circle in red paint and instructed the messenger to give that to the Pope.

And here I thought it was the king.

Giotto di Bondone

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