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(Telegraph)   First couple dozen pararagraphs: 500-YEAR-OLD LOST LEONARDO PAINTING FOUND. Last few paragraphs: or maybe not   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2013-10-04 10:13:04 PM  
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gnosis301: I never understood why Donatello did machines, but Leonardo seems to be more associated with engineering.

I suspect if you did a venn diagram of american pop culture and actual historical order, you'd get a print-out of two circles about a mile apart..
2013-10-04 08:33:57 PM  
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But he raised doubts about whether the painting was really the work of Leonardo.

The portrait found in Switzerland is painted on canvas, whereas Leonardo favoured wooden boards.

"Canvas was not used by Leonardo or anyone in his production line," Prof Kemp told The Daily Telegraph. "Although with Leonardo, the one thing I have learnt is never to be surprised."

There are further doubts - Leonardo gave away his original sketch to the marquesa, so he would not have been able to refer to it later in order to paint a full oil version.

"You can't rule out the possibility but it seems unlikely," Prof Kemp said.

It was more likely to have been produced by one of the many artists operating in northern Italy who copied Leonardo's works.

I have a theory.
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2013-10-04 07:47:22 PM  
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Calling those paragraphs is being generous.  I blame twitter.
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