Posted on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 | 24 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: Basilica of St Francis in Assisi
A mysterious hidden face has been discovered high up in the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi.
Found in part of a fresco by 13th century Renaissance artist Giotto di Bondone, what appears to be the face of the devil has been identified in clouds that make up part of the painting. It is thought that this could be the earliest known hidden portrait to be concealed in clouds. Chief restorer Sergio Fusetti believes the face may have been included as a joke by Giotto and was aimed at someone he'd fallen out with.
"A devil's face hidden for centuries has been revealed in a fresco by the Italian renaissance master Giotto."