Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pride of Ownership





Lady with an Ermine, 1485 by Leonardo de Vinci, Czartroyski Museum, Krackow



This work is one of only three portraits of women done by Leonardo and has sustained a lot of retouching and overpainting throughout the years. However the woman (whose identity remains in dispute) and the ermine itself are so wonderful they are both considered to have been painted by da Vinci. The ermine has actually been identified as a ferret.



Seized by the Nazi's in WWII the painting was returned to Poland in 1946.

2 comments:

Michael said...

New da Vinci Invention Surfaces, Michael W. Domoretsky’s Discovery,” The Perpendicular Reverse Mirror Image” And Optical Illusion/Bending Of Light, Seems To Have Weight, Very Much Weight, On A Newly Discovered Leonardo da Vinci Invention, That Sparks New Theory’s On Encrypted Images Discovered Within Masterpieces By Domoretsky.
”Leonardo da Vinci” As usual, as is our experience, repeated time and time again, renowned art critics and professed art experts, such as Vittorio Scarbi and many others, base their opinions on accepted art world and art education precepts looking at daVinci’s works as artists not scientists or inventor. We on the other hand think you will be quite intrigued and fascinated with the reverse perpendicular mirror image process and the bending of light / optical illusion, that Leonardo was quite familiar with, invented, and more likely as we have discovered, practiced in perfecting this process within his masterpieces.
As always it is difficult to persuade experts professing established thought in any field to consider new, alternate or previously UN accepted ideas. But then the experts thought the world was flat for centuries. Links to the processes discovered.
We welcome comments by interested parties and will post appropriate.
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The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and the infant St. John, mirror image, http://www.lionardofromvinci.com/Mona.htmlContact, http://www.lionardofromvinci.com/contact.html
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Shannon said...

Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, has a great section on this painting in his "Art for Dummies." Was trying to find some kind of link to the language, but doesn't look like it's available. To paraphrase, I believe it had to do with the underlying malevolence of the subject - underscored by the ermine/ferret. Hoving said basically that he saw evil all around in this painting. Darn, sorry the link isn't available, it was intriguing.

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