Italian journalist, found an early self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci
ARTinvestment.RU   03 марта 2009

Figure has been hidden under the text of the treatise on the flight of birds

According to British newspaper The Evening Standard, Italian journalist Piero Angela (Piero Angela) accidentally discovered the outline, which is probably the earliest self-Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci).

When viewing a treatise on the flight of birds, painted by Leonardo in the late XV - early XVI century, Angela noticed the text reddish stain, the shape of the nose. He gave the manuscript to the examination. Using a special technology was able to make the text invisible, and the views of experts produced an image person.

Researchers believe that Leonardo created the figure in the period between 1482 and 1489 years when he worked in Milan at the court of the Duke Lodoviko Sforza (Ludovico Sforza). By the same date from the period and an outline of decorating Eight central pages of manuscript.

Police experts in Rome to compare the figure with other portraits of da Vinci, including his famous self-portrait (ca. 1512-1515). To do this, they use digital technology to model the images from which you can imagine how a person looked like in their youth or in old age. They also appealed to oral surgeons, asking him to compare the portraits. The surgeon confirmed that the portrait depicts the same man.

One of the most prominent experts in the world of Leonardo, Professor Carlo Pedretti (Carlo Pedretti) from the California Institute of Los Angeles, said that the discovery of Angela is one of the most important discoveries in the history of «leonardovedeniya». With the care an Italian journalist, we now know how to look great master in his youth.

Material prepared Yulia Maksimova

Source: artinfo.com , artinvestment.ru



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