My friend reminded me of some story from years ago at university about a famous architect (or maybe philosopher or mathematician) who went mad because there were too many circles in the world. Can’t think who it might have been. Any ideas?
Never heard of that story.
There is an urban legend that only insane people can draw perfect circles freehand and that might have been conflated with the story of Giotto demonstrating his skill by doing so, maybe?
Yeah, I think he must be misremembering somewhat, though it rings a bell.
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