|The Last Judgment (detail), 1536-41, Michelangelo.|
One of the stranger, more humorous religious controversies evolved from errors made by the Northern Renaissance engraver Albrecht Dürer about 1504 in his etchings of Adam and Eve. He depicted them both with navels. Artistically speaking, it was a relatively minor thing. However, biblically speaking, given the circumstances of their births (or lack thereof), it was treated as something close to heresy by the clergy of the time.
|Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, Emanuel Leutze. |
Sit down, George, you're rockin' the boat.
|Moses, 1513-15, Michelangelo.|
Fortunately, Cecil B. DeMille didn't
make the same mistake.