Michelangelo's nose was so misshapen that in the word of one historian "His forehead almost overhangs the nose." . As a boy Michelagenlo had mercilessly teased the painter Pietro Torrigano while Torrigiano was trying to study art inside a church. Angered, Torrigiano turned on young Michelangelo, and in his own words "Dealt him such a blow on the nose that I felt the bone and cartilage yield under my fist as if they were made of crisp wafer. And so he'll go with my mark on him to his dying day." .