Tuesday, February 15, 2005

DaVinci Prints

I love news stories like this:

A fingerprint found on The Adoration of the Christ Child may prove that the painting is the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The fingerprint was found during restoration and may solve the mystery of the painter once and for all.
Da Vinci was known for using digital imprints and other symbols and codes in his work.

He was also known for giving female figures large, powerful hands - a feature which The Adoration's Mary shares.

"There are many details that make one think of Leonardo, like the stylistic power, the technique of 'sfumato,' the virile hands, the eyelids, and the expressive intensity of Saint Joseph, as well as that it's a work full of symbolic meaning," Zatti added.
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