Thursday, December 10, 2009

A New Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci?


A painting of a young woman, known as the “Profile of the Bella Principessa,” was always believed to be a nineteenth century German painting. However, in 2007 different thoughts arose among the art collector, Peter Silverman, and his Swiss friend. Silverman’s friend first spotted this lovely painting in the Ganz gallery of New York. He observed that the style of the painting was not of the nineteenth century, but possibly a work of Leonardo Da Vinci. He convinced Silverman to buy the painting, and they immediately began to research it. During this process, they found a fingerprint on the painting. After having the fingerprint examined, it was confirmed that the fingerprint belongs to Leonardo Da Vinci. While several art experts support the notion that this is a true artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci, many people still doubt it.

http://news.discovery.com/history/da-vinci-painting.html

Angela B.
Period 5

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is really neat. It's amazing that they were able to find the fingerprint and know that Leonardo Da Vinci painted it.

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is really neat. It's amazing that they were able to find the fingerprint and know that Leonardo Da Vinci painted it.

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is really cool. It's amazing that they were able to determine that Da Vinci painted it by using his fingerprint.