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(Daily Mail)   Do YOU have a £100m lost da Vinci hanging on the wall of a your farmhouse? It's more likely than you think   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 50
    More: Interesting, Leonardo da Vinci, Mary Magdalene, George Albert Hammes, John the Baptist  
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2012-08-05 07:37:22 PM  
Some money may go to a charity to help children in car.
 
2012-08-05 08:13:27 PM  
No, but I do have wonderful portrait of Elvis in black velvet. I figure its' worth at about $10000000
 
2012-08-05 09:50:25 PM  
My uncle has a black velvet of a six-fingered Jesus over looking (blessing? protecting?) a semi-truck... I figure it's gotta be worth at least a brazillion dollars
 
2012-08-05 09:57:44 PM  
They say you can tell by the scrotum. Nobody could paint balls like Leonardo.

// What ugly little spuds. I see no evidence of great or even good painting. I've never seen a da Vinci painting and thought it was ugly before.

// I think the experts are wrong.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:48 PM  
Dan Brown has a lot to answer for.
 
2012-08-05 10:34:35 PM  
Apparently, this woman, whom the article claims almost threw the painting away several times, and spattered it with paint during a redecoration, actually has extensively studied and written a book about the painting. When was this discovered if she's had the time to do that? Odd.
 
2012-08-05 11:03:41 PM  

notmtwain: // What ugly little spuds. I see no evidence of great or even good painting. I've never seen a da Vinci painting and thought it was ugly before.


Yah, I don't think it's a da Vinci. He did not paint potato people. It doesn't even come close to what you'd expect from a da Vinci.
 
2012-08-05 11:19:10 PM  
This is a chop. I can tell by the pixels.....

/got nothing
 
2012-08-05 11:21:40 PM  
As long as you have absolutely no follow up questions, yes I do.
 
2012-08-05 11:23:12 PM  
i238.photobucket.com

//unless he did dogs got nothing
 
2012-08-05 11:23:53 PM  
It could be like that other one they found that was covered over partly, and determined to be by one of his students. I'm 99% certain I saw that here on Fark within the last six months...
 
2012-08-05 11:23:56 PM  
I don't have a farm house
 
2012-08-05 11:24:30 PM  
That's not a da Vinci.

/end
 
2012-08-05 11:24:37 PM  

WelldeadLink: Some money may go to a charity to help children in car.


What does this mean?
 
2012-08-05 11:27:40 PM  
Wtf? A rare, unheard of Michaelangelo is discovered on full display at a bank lobby in America and then a Leonardo ends up at a Scottish farmhouse?
 
2012-08-05 11:33:08 PM  

Tyranicle: Wtf? A rare, unheard of Michaelangelo is discovered on full display at a bank lobby in America and then a Leonardo ends up at a Scottish farmhouse?


Come on, every artist has works they'd rather forget they ever made. These are the ones.
 
2012-08-05 11:39:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: Some money may go to a charity to help children in car.


How is babby formed?
 
2012-08-05 11:40:12 PM  

AbbeySomeone: WelldeadLink: Some money may go to a charity to help children in car.

What does this mean?


I think TFA the whole thing.
 
2012-08-05 11:41:49 PM  
ftfa A tracing of the figure in the Last Supper matches exactly the outline of the woman in this painting,

Did da Vinci often trace his other paintings, or is this something more likely a forger would do in an attempt to fool people?

/ could also have been a student copying his painting style in a learning attempt
 
2012-08-05 11:43:34 PM  
Please think of the children in car.
 
2012-08-05 11:43:44 PM  
The Road Virus Heads North.
 
2012-08-05 11:47:51 PM  
to stiff and linear to be a Da Vinci
 
2012-08-05 11:49:16 PM  

Tyranicle: Wtf? A rare, unheard of Michaelangelo is discovered on full display at a bank lobby in America and then a Leonardo ends up at a Scottish farmhouse?


I thought they lived in the New York sewer system :\
 
2012-08-06 12:01:34 AM  
It doesn't look like his work--no delicacy to the facial features; no layering of color to produce subtle shading. Hell, it doesn't even look like the correct time period--looks much earlier. And what is this "Priory of Sion" crap?

What a crock of BS.
 
2012-08-06 12:05:11 AM  
please for godssake get those kids out of that car,

it doesn't take a hundred million bucks, you know.
 
2012-08-06 12:06:03 AM  

AbbeySomeone: WelldeadLink: Some money may go to a charity to help children in car.

What does this mean?


Clearly, they're buying cars for children, an important safety net in this day and age.
 
2012-08-06 12:15:24 AM  
HAH I don't have a farmhouse. Feeling stupid subby?
 
2012-08-06 12:16:16 AM  
A friend found a da Vinci's student's painting in a hidden compartment in an antique wardrobe. I wonder if this was by one of his students.
 
2012-08-06 12:25:48 AM  
it is in the style of Italian paintings at the time of Da Vinci, however, that it was done on canvas and has a "Papal Bull" attached to the back makes it more likely to be a forgery, or something done by one of any number of artists at the time. Old canvases are not difficult to get so that is not a particular indicator, attaching an authentic item to a false item is much like a politician telling one true thing and using to support a dozen lies. More important will be an xray of the painting to look at the distribution of iron in the pigments - commonly used in dark colors to see if the canvas had a different painting on it prior to this painting. Next is the composition of the paints, it is well known what da Vinci used for pigments, so most any forger could mix that correctly. Carbon dating can be done on the linseed oil base of the ink and the sugar and other products in the varnish, but once again, it might be worth sacrificing a few paintings or wooden items from the 16th C. to make the medium for the paint and varnish so that it had the correct carbon date. say $100,000 to get 100,000,000, heh.
 
2012-08-06 12:26:45 AM  
What is it with that guy and the naked baby Jesus? You'd think he'd have more reverence for the Christ Child's balls than to plaster them on every church and canvas in Italy.
 
2012-08-06 12:34:58 AM  
The only stuff hanging on my walls is stuff I made myself. I like it, but I'm no artist.
 
2012-08-06 12:35:19 AM  
Isn't there some test where they test the paint for an atomic signature (something that wouldn't be present before 1945)....is it coincidence that modern paint was flicked on to the painting?
 
2012-08-06 12:45:46 AM  
I once heard of some guy buying a picture at a Pennsylvania junk shop for $4.00. He didn't like the picture but wanted the frame. When he was removing the old picture he found a folded copy of one of the original 1776 American Declaration of Independence folded inside it.

It sold for 2.4 million at a New York auction house. So the story goes, anyway.
 
2012-08-06 12:48:58 AM  
www.thedailygreen.com
 
2012-08-06 12:54:05 AM  

Darkraven: That's not a da Vinci.

/end


This. More like Jasper Johns.
 
2012-08-06 12:59:22 AM  
The Caterina Peace Foundation,(Caterina as that was the name of Leonardo da Vinci's mother) which will concentrate on helping children in care, with support and love to see them through into adolescence and adulthood. from here Link but I think we'll still need a Brit to tell us what this means.
 
2012-08-06 01:08:07 AM  
the art 23ins by 28ins work

wat
 
2012-08-06 02:22:03 AM  
"...hanging on the wall of a your farmhouse?"

I read that in daVinci's voice
 
2012-08-06 02:34:55 AM  
Is the writer a believer in the Dan Brown school of painting authentification? Seriously? I'd be more convinced the painting is "of the school of Da Vinci" than by his hand.

/prefers Carravaggio
 
2012-08-06 02:42:10 AM  
madgordy

I've read a lot of Art forgery books that you've neatly summarized (except for craquelure which can be simulated by baking at low temperature of 200 degrees) which makes me wonder. What have you been doing in your spare time?

/still prefers Carravaggio
 
2012-08-06 03:01:29 AM  

Tyranicle: Wtf? A rare, unheard of Michaelangelo is discovered on full display at a bank lobby in America and then a Leonardo ends up at a Scottish farmhouse?


Well, a lot of people are buying artwork as assets these days.

Having a decent painting is like Monet in the bank.



/so sorry. Couldn't resist.
 
2012-08-06 03:07:02 AM  

Resident Muslim: Having a decent painting is like Monet in the bank.



/so sorry. Couldn't resist.


Especially after you've gone Baroque in the stock market.
 
2012-08-06 04:51:41 AM  
Mary Magdalene, was believed by the Cathars of France, and many others, to have been the consort of Jesus, and that to them a child was born. This book attests to that remarkable fact. The Knights Templar was closely aligned to the Freemasons, who in turn were associated with the Druids, who were in contact with Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Culdees. Is this why the loving cup of Scotland; the Quaich symbolises that grail story. I have several all with connections to the Knights Templar/ Freemasonry; Grail story. Then in furtherance of that mysterious grail story we end with a map which again connects with Mary Magdalene; Jesus and the Holy grail. A map drawn up by a mysterious Abbot, one aligned with the Knights of Malta; to my knowledge only four exist, and this map undoubtedly holds clues to Grail knowledge. What of the Book of Kells, or Iona and Rosslyn Chapel, of Scotlands mysterious hidden history. The story also investigates the Pilgrimage of Santiago, the Camino, also known as the Pilgrimage of the Milky Way. The pivotal location of this is Santiago de Compostela on the western seaboard of Spain, which is symbolised by the scallop shell; the forerunner of the Quaich. The question arises was there once a much older pilgrimage route, one mirroring a much older age, the age of Oracles. Could it possibly be the route that Mary Magdalene, Jesus and their child took to England. To England and their arrival at Glastonbury.

from the owner's website.

So yeah. She's crazy
 
2012-08-06 06:43:50 AM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: The only stuff hanging on my walls is stuff I made myself. I like it, but I'm no artist.


do a full wall mural. it is liberating and a life-changing experience, says my older bro. he's done one on every wall of every home he's lived in.
 
2012-08-06 08:54:14 AM  
Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
Very interesting documentary that details how a painting is pretty much worthless without provenance, even with mounds of evidence that it's authentic.
 
2012-08-06 08:58:47 AM  
Q: How do you know you're Baroque?
A: It is when you're out of Monet.

/not mine.
 
2012-08-06 11:06:26 AM  
Neat story, but the daily fail write up was painful to read. Sometimes I wonder if they're trolling everyone with a triple digit IQ.
 
2012-08-06 11:50:38 AM  

zipdog: Neat story, but the daily fail write up was painful to read. Sometimes I wonder if they're trolling everyone with a triple digit IQ.


I think we all know that the answer to this is YES.
 
2012-08-06 01:12:38 PM  
3. The fleur-de-lys is often said to be a hidden emblem of the secretive Priory of Sion

Ah yes, this is convincing evidence (eyeroll.gif)
 
2012-08-06 01:20:33 PM  

nigeman: Mary Magdalene, was believed by the Cathars of France, and many others, to have been the consort of Jesus, and that to them a child was born. This book attests to that remarkable fact. The Knights Templar was closely aligned to the Freemasons, who in turn were associated with the Druids, who were in contact with Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Culdees. Is this why the loving cup of Scotland; the Quaich symbolises that grail story. I have several all with connections to the Knights Templar/ Freemasonry; Grail story. Then in furtherance of that mysterious grail story we end with a map which again connects with Mary Magdalene; Jesus and the Holy grail. A map drawn up by a mysterious Abbot, one aligned with the Knights of Malta; to my knowledge only four exist, and this map undoubtedly holds clues to Grail knowledge. What of the Book of Kells, or Iona and Rosslyn Chapel, of Scotlands mysterious hidden history. The story also investigates the Pilgrimage of Santiago, the Camino, also known as the Pilgrimage of the Milky Way. The pivotal location of this is Santiago de Compostela on the western seaboard of Spain, which is symbolised by the scallop shell; the forerunner of the Quaich. The question arises was there once a much older pilgrimage route, one mirroring a much older age, the age of Oracles. Could it possibly be the route that Mary Magdalene, Jesus and their child took to England. To England and their arrival at Glastonbury.

from the owner's website.

So yeah. She's crazy


Heh. Sounds like Search Engine Optimization gone bad. Just lacking: Boobs, porn, sex and free.

/got nothin'
 
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