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Michelangelo

Today In The Word, August, 1989, p. 40

Michelangelo

It is said that as the great Michelangelo painted the magnificent frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel&md;lying on his back for endless hours to finish every detail with great care&md;a friend asked him why he took such pains with figures that would be viewed from a considerable distance. "After all," the friend said, "Who will notice whether it is perfect or not?"

"I will," replied the artist.