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Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries


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#1    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

Not a very good painting, though, unless it looks a lot better 'in the flesh'. That thingummy in her hand looks like a paint-by-the-numbers job.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

Who cares if is Da Vinci? It worth millions.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

It is interesting that although Isabella d'Este was one of the leading women of the Italian Renaissance, it was the commissioned artist who became the memorable figure of importance.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:45 PM

I'm afraid the above illustration is part of the previously known drawing in the Louvre. part of the painting with good explanations can be seen in The Guardian bit.ly/GCMD31
Regarding the bad drawing of the hand - No body knew human proportions like Leonardo knew. No one could draw human hands as he could. If he drew them wrong that certainly was for a reason, which could be very prosaic sometimes. For example, he planned to paint a full 3/4 bust portrait and the above was only the initial quick sketch. However he run out of space on the paper and included the hand as a "note" to himself. This is just one theory but it can explain the "bad" drawing and makes more sense than Leonardo suddenly drawing like a child. BTW, I personally like the sketch a lot more than the painting.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:28 PM

Hmm I'm sensing some type of conspiracy theory or a hidden code.  :unsure2:


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:38 AM

Awesome pix.great find


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:10 AM

View Poststiver, on 06 October 2013 - 04:45 PM, said:

I'm afraid the above illustration is part of the previously known drawing in the Louvre. part of the painting with good explanations can be seen in The Guardian bit.ly/GCMD31
Regarding the bad drawing of the hand - No body knew human proportions like Leonardo knew. No one could draw human hands as he could. If he drew them wrong that certainly was for a reason, which could be very prosaic sometimes. For example, he planned to paint a full 3/4 bust portrait and the above was only the initial quick sketch. However he run out of space on the paper and included the hand as a "note" to himself. This is just one theory but it can explain the "bad" drawing and makes more sense than Leonardo suddenly drawing like a child. BTW, I personally like the sketch a lot more than the painting.

Imho without Vasari neither Leonardo neither Michelangello would be as they are. I think he gave them value. I could be wrong.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

Without the previously attributed sketch, there isn't much that marks this out as a Da Vinci. It isn't very well executed and nowhere near as sophisticated as his other paintings.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:08 PM

Guys, this IS the sketch. Just search on Google and you will find the actual painting.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

Very cool find!





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