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from The Wall Street Journal

Was Michelangelo a Renaissance Banksy? 

Scholars consider whether the master was behind a wall carving; ‘Who would ever say it is by my hand?’

By Kelly Crow

Tour guides in Florence, Italy, have long claimed that the small outline of a curly-haired man carved into the stone wall of the city’s town hall, known as the Palazzo Vecchio, was covertly chiseled by Michelangelo. 

Some versions of the legend say the Renaissance master caricatured the face of a heckler. Other versions say he documented the face of a stranger headed for execution.

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Posted on November 13, 2020 by Editor

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