Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell fresco by Giovanni da Modena, Chapel of the Magi once Bolognini Chapel, Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna
“Heaven and Hell” fresco by Giovanni da Modena, 1410
Chapel of the Magi (once Bolognini Chapel)
Basilica of San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, June 2015

“In 2002, five men who it was believed were connected to Al Qaeda and were planning to blow up the building, were arrested. Again in 2006, plans by Muslim terrorists to destroy the Basilica were thwarted by Italian police. The terrorists claimed that a 15th-century fresco inside was insulting to Islam. The fresco, painted by Giovanni da Modena, depicts Muhammad in Hell being devoured by demons.” (San Petronio Basilica, Wikipedia)