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Old 05-01-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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See if you're as good as Giotto.

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Pope Boniface VIII wanted to commission some paintings for St. Peter’s and so he sent a courtier around to find the best painter in Italy. The courtier asked all the artists to give him a sample of their work to send to the Pope. He came to Giotto’s workshop [Giotto di Bendone was an Italian painter and architect], explained his mission, and asked him for a drawing which would give the Pope some idea of his competence and style. “Sure,” said Giotto; and he laid down a sheet of paper, reached for a brush dipped in red paint, closed his arm to his side to make a sort of compass of it, and in one even sweep scribed a perfect circle. “There you are,” he told the courtier, handing it to him with a smile.

“That’s your drawing?” asked the courtier, who didn’t know whether Giotto was pulling his leg. “Is that all you’re going to send His Holiness?”

“That’s more than enough,” said Giotto. “Send it with your other drawings and see whether it’s understood or not.”

The Pope’s messenger took the drawing and went away trying to hold his temper. Did that little painter think he was a fool?

When he got back to Rome he showed the Pope the big O and told him how Giotto had scribed it—freehand, without a compass. The pope and his advisors DID understand the achievement of that O and gave Giotto the commission.

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No matter how many points that game gives me, I don't think the Pope will hire me.
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So far you scored better than me, so you get to draw the next fresco for our ceiling.
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Drawing anything remotely close to a perfect circle with a computer mouse is beyond me!
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Jason: i decided it would be cool to see if i could trace the bottom of my drink to see if that would make a better circle
Jason: but my lid was open
Jason: so i proceeded to dump drink all over my keyboard, desk, and right in my crotch area
Jason: looks like i peed myself
Mary: do you have any dish detergent, wet wipes or windex in your office? you need something with a solvent for the sugar in the drink. and, you're a dork.
Jason: doesn't seem to be too sticky
Jason: i only have 6 more hours to go
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