“What ho, Giotto!”*

Giotto masterpiece crucifix restored to former glory

Giotto’s 14th century masterpiece, the Ognissanti crucifix, has been put back on public display in Florence after a seven year restoration.
A small team has worked thousands of hours to remove centuries of dirt from the painting.
Giotto is regarded as the father of the Italian Renaissance, but it was only through the restoration that it became clear the crucifix really was one of his works.

*Stanley Spencer’s response to being given the commission to paint the walls of Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire

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