Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Trivia Tuesday: Art Trivia - Answer!

What artist was struck in the face with a mallet by an envious rival, disfiguring him for life?

A: Michelangelo

While studying at the Academy of Ancient Art in the Medici Palace, Michelangelo not only developed his genius as a sculptor, but also excited the wrath of his rival, Torregiano, who struck him with a mallet, crushing the nose on his face and disfiguring him for life.