An imaginary image of the devil drawn 30 years ago that matches the features of Mohammed bin Zayed… real or fabricated? | A homeland tweeting outside the flock


Social networking sites witnessed a wave of controversy regarding an imaginary image of Satan, which was widely circulated, as the drawing matched the features of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and attributed the painting, according to its dealers, to the Italian painter Giovanni Gasparo and claimed that he painted it thirty years ago.

Activists stated that this picture was drawn by the Italian painter Bruno Amadeo, known as Giovanni Bragolin in 1981, and its title is “Saint Michael defeats Satan.”

Giovanni Bragolin described his painting as not seeing the devil in his body.

The picture of Mohamed bin Zayed, real or fake

And the most amazing similarity between Giovanni’s drawing and the features of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the actual ruler of the Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, caused a wide wave of controversy on the communication sites.

Where some objected to the comparison of Adam to the devil, while others mocked the terrible resemblance, recalling the famous title of Ibn Zayed, “The Devil of the Arabs”, which he deserved for his diabolical schemes in the region.

While some believed that the image was fabricated and intended to ridicule Ibn Zayed, it turned out that it had been published since 2018 on an account in the name of Italian painter Giovanni Gasparo on the famous photo site Instagram.

Some accounts reported the news of the UAE’s strong objection to the drawing, due to the great similarity between the decreed devil and Mohammed bin Zayed.

The preacher Saeed bin Nasser Al-Ghamdi said in his tweet, commenting on the image, confirming its authenticity: “This painting, which is said to have angered the devil of the Arabs, I searched for and I thought it was fabricated. Until I found it in an account in the name of the Italian painter Giovanni Gasparo in Instagram.”

Yemeni activist Adel Al-Hassani said: “The UAE objects to the publication in Italian newspapers of a picture of the Italian painter Bruno Amadi, known as (Giovanni Bragolin); Its title is Saint Michael defeating Satan. The UAE justified its objection by the presence of a semi-deliberate image of Mohammed bin Zayed, the actual ruler of the Emirates.

Others pointed out that this information is wrong and said that Giovanni was born in 1983, which is a lie that she was painted 30 years ago.

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But Egyptian YouTuber Abdullah Al-Sharif said that she was painted in 2018.

Watan was unable to verify the authenticity of the image, which was widely circulated on social media

Who is Giovanni Gasparo?

According to art sites, Giovanni Gasparo was born in Bari in 1983.

He lives and works in the same city county as Adelphia.

Graduated in Cultural Heritage and Conservation at the “Giuseppe de Nites” School of Art in the capital, Apulian, in 2002.

Giovanni continued his studies in painting with Professor Giuseppe Modica at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, graduating with honors, thesis in Art History at Van Dyck’s Roman residence.

In 1997 he won the Bona Sforza Prize, Queen of Poland and Duchess of Bari, for a graphic work.

This research shows that there is no information about the Italian painter on the famous Wikipedia site.

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