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Devil's face revealed in Giotto fresco


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

A devil's face hidden for centuries has been revealed in a fresco by the Italian renaissance master Giotto.

An Italian art historian, Chiara Frugoni, spotted the devil's profile in the fresco's clouds, high up in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.

The face, with hooked nose and an evil smirk, is hard to see from the ground.

The fresco, featuring the death of St Francis, dates from the 13th Century. Giotto di Bondone is seen as one of the finest Early Renaissance artists.

Ms Frugoni said it was previously thought the first artist to conceal a portrait in clouds was Andrea Mantegna, in the 15th Century.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

Well, it's a face... Not really convinced it's a devils face though.


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

View Postrashore, on 07 November 2011 - 03:37 PM, said:

Well, it's a face... Not really convinced it's a devils face though.


Any image of a dude with long hair (occasionally beard) is automatically Jesus, so any partial image of a man with a hooked nose has to be the devil. Don't you know this rashore? ^_^

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

View PostOffeiriad, on 08 November 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:

Any image of a dude with long hair (occasionally beard) is automatically Jesus, so any partial image of a man with a hooked nose has to be the devil. Don't you know this rashore? ^_^

snort, nope, didn't know that :)

Personally I thought the face was more of a naughty grin than an evil smirk... Perhaps because it's looking at just the right spot on that angels skirt?


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:33 PM

There's more pics in this link -

http://www.dailymail...i-Basilica.html

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:54 PM

Things that happen when you don't pay artist enough money.   :devil:

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:25 PM

Why a devils face? can't see that. Looks more like it is Giottos face to me.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

Can't possibly be the Devil's face... it looks nothing like my ex-wife!:devil:



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

View PostZamor, on 09 November 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

Why a devils face? can't see that. Looks more like it is Giottos face to me.

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I think you're right.  It just might be Giottos face.  Good call.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:48 PM

looks more like John Noble to me.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:14 PM

Too funny ! We all see what we wish to see !


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

Everybody knows that the face belongs to Satan himself. Come on, folks. Get with the times!


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:33 AM

That smirk doesn't look that evil to me.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:41 AM

Its certainly a face but its not the devils. For one thing, the devil has horns sticking out the top of his head.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

Yet another example of the devil being in the detail.





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