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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   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Leonardo da Vinci, Mary Magdalene, George Albert Hammes, John the Baptist  
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11167 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Aug 2012 at 11:13 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-06 11:50:38 AM  
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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 06:43:50 AM  
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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 12:35:19 AM  
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Isn't there some test where they test the paint for an atomic signature (something that wouldn't be present before 1945) it coincidence that modern paint was flicked on to the painting?
2012-08-06 12:25:48 AM  
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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 12:01:34 AM  
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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.
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