Dinar Daily
Welcome to Dinar Daily Discussions.

Logging in with your USERNAME allows you to participate in discussions, see what has recently been posted, and other options. Guests have limited abilities.

We are NOT a guru forum. We are a dinarian forum. The opinions expressed on the forum do not reflect the of opinion of Dinar Daily specifically, but rather reflect the views of the individual posters only.

Disclamer:

We are in compliance with, "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."




Join Us for Dinar Discussions and More -- We Keep it REAL
 
HomeSearchFAQLog inRegister
Follow us on TWITTER
DINAR INFORMATION LINKS

PARTNER SITES
Key Words
Adam Montana, AdminBill, Benjamin Fulford, Currency Exchange, David Schmidt, Dinar, Dinar Guru, Dinar Recaps, Dinar Rv, Dinar Scam, Dr Clarke, Frank26, Gary Larrabee, Gurus, Guru Hunters, JerzyBabkowski, Kaperoni, Kenny, Monetary Reform, Mnt Goat, My Ladies, Okie, Poppy, RamblerNash, Ray Renfrow, Redenomination, Revaluation, Ssmith, TNTBS, Tnt Tony, WING IT, We Are The People, Willis Clark, WSOMN, Yosef, Zap
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Share | 
 

 Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy's Assisi

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
silkysand
VIP NewsHound
VIP NewsHound
avatar

Posts : 1645
Join date : 2011-08-09

PostSubject: Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy's Assisi   Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:28 am

Reuters – Sat, Nov 5, 2011

http://news.yahoo.com/devil-found-detail-giotto-fresco-italys-assisi-114509111.html





ROME (Reuters) - Art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, church officials said on Saturday.

The devil was hidden in the details of clouds at the top of fresco number 20 in the cycle of the scenes in the life and death of St Francis painted by Giotto in the 13th century.

The discovery was made by Italian art historian Chiara Frugone. It shows a profile of a figure with a hooked nose, a sly smile, and dark horns hidden among the clouds in the panel of the scene depicting the death of St Francis.

The figure is difficult to see from the floor of the basilica but emerges clearly in close-up photography.

Sergio Fusetti, the chief restorer of the basilica, said Giotto probably never wanted the image of the devil to be a main part of the fresco and may have painted it in among the clouds "to have a bit of fun."

The master may have painted it to spite someone he knew by portraying him as a devil in the painting, Fusetti said on the convent's website.

The artwork in the basilica in the convent where St Francis is buried was last restored after it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1997.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Sophie Hares
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dinar4silver
Elite Member
Elite Member
avatar

Posts : 320
Join date : 2011-10-08

PostSubject: Re: Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy's Assisi   Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:00 pm

Silkysand,


Thank you for the interesting article!

Several years ago, my wife were on a tour of Rome and we visited the Sistine Chapel. Our guide took great please in pointing out dozens of details of the ceiling and the "Last Judgement" both done by Michelangelo.

On the wall where Michelangelo had painted the "Last Judgement", we were shown the portrait of a "Jackass". It turns out this picture of a "Jackass" was enormously controversial when the Fresco was introduced 500 yeas ago.

One individual (Cesena) was the "Master of Ceremonies" for the Pope. Cesena had been enormously critical of the use of nudes by Michelangelo and attempted to use his influence with the Pope to censor Michelangelos' works.

I suppose you could say that Michelangelo had the final say when he painted Cesena's face onto the picture of the "Jackass". Now for centuries and centuries to come, everyone will know what kind of an tailend "Cesena" had been.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
silkysand
VIP NewsHound
VIP NewsHound
avatar

Posts : 1645
Join date : 2011-08-09

PostSubject: Re: Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy's Assisi   Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:22 pm

Very interesting I should say. And to think we've seen /heard it all so much to learn still.... very informative.... and your very welcome. Be blessed.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy's Assisi
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You can reply to topics in this forum
Dinar Daily :: AROUND THE WORLD NEWS and CURRENT EVENTS :: WORLD-
Post new topic   Reply to topicJump to: