Ognissanti crucifix
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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.

Duncan Kennedy was given access to the crucifix as the experts were preparing to move it to its final resting place.

  • 05 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe
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