Monday, February 23, 2009

Portrait of the Artist

New Da Vinci Portrait Reveals Artist in Middle Age: Discovery News: "Leonardo da Vinci had long blond hair and piercing blue eyes, according to a portrait that has come to light in southern Italy.

Showing the Renaissance master in a three-quarter profile and wearing a hat, the slightly damaged oil painting on wood was discovered by a medieval historian in the private collection of an aristocratic family from Acerenza, a hill town near Potenza in Basilicata."

3 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

do you know if the portrait is available anywhere online to view?

Bill Crider said...

Click on the link in the post. Should be one there.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Leonardo and I look alike, apparently. Too bad the comparison ends there.