Musea Art Contest 5/18/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

The story goes that when this famous artist was challenged to show his skill with a sample drawing, he drew a perfect circle freehand! Name the artist.

IS

Giotto according to Vasari who wrote: And one morning going into the workshop of Giotto, who was at his labours, he showed him the mind of the Pope, and at last asked him to give him a little drawing to send to his Holiness. Giotto, who was a man of courteous manners, immediately took a sheet of paper, and with a pen dipped in red, fixing his arm firmly against his side to make a compass of it, with a turn of his hand he made a circle so perfect that it was a marvel to see it Having done it, he turned smiling to the courtier and said, “Here is the drawing.” But he, thinking he was being laughed at, asked, “Am I to have no other drawing than this?” “This is enough and too much,” replied Giotto, “send it with the others and see if it will be understood.”

We had no correct answers

Seems y’all were just too ‘square’ on this one.

I don’t dumb down, so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT” or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my NOW RELEASED cd CALLED ‘FOUR-TH’ Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) IF you are the first to e-mail me at THIS NEW ADDRESS: tom-hendricks@att.net with the correct answer to this art question*

While staying as a visitor at this private home – perhaps one of the biggest and most elaborate in the US, George Bernard Shaw quipped about the place, “This is probably the way God would have done it if He had had the money.” Name where Shaw was.

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)

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