Giotto’s perfect circle

In the 13th century, Pope Benedict asked Giotto to prove his artistic talent in order to earn a commission.  Giotto sent him a freehand drawing of a perfect circle, saying ‘that is enough and more!’   It worked and today you can see some of his best work in Florence: his madonna is in the Uffizi gallery and his crucifix hangs in the nave at the church of Santa Maria Novella. 

(Florence Episode 06)

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