|Basilica (Photo by Georges Jansoone)|
Nevertheless, a recent headline announced the following: Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy’s Assisi. This Reuters article goes on to report that “the devil was hidden in the details of clouds at the top of fresco number 20…” The Italian art historian who discovered this hidden “figure with a hooked nose, a sly smile, and dark horns” must have also assumed that the devil looks like this. However, it is this assumption that may ultimately be more devilish than the painted figure itself.
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