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Lorenzetti

A couple years back I took a class in renaissance art. Lorenzetti was a 14th century artist from the Italian city-state of Siena. He created a series of allegorical paintings on the Effects of Bad Government (only a couple of which survive).

When the teacher showed the following painting, I couldn't help but blurt out "It looks like Detroit!" Most of the class laughed, and the rest grumbled.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ambrogio_Lorenzetti,_...