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2009-03-01 12:06:27

An Italian TV host and science journalist says he believes he has detected a self-portrait created by multitalented Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci. Piero Angela said Friday he discovered the suspected Leonardo self-portrait in the artist's Codex on the Flight of Birds manuscript, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. ''I noticed that there was a drawing by Leonardo hidden between the words on the 10th page of his codex,'' Angela said. ''After extrapolating the red-chalk portrait with...

2005-07-01 12:47:06

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Art curators have uncovered a newLeonardo Da Vinci drawing hidden beneath the surface of one ofthe Renaissance artist's most celebrated works, Britain'sNational Gallery said on Friday. Da Vinci painted two versions of The Virgin of the Rocksbetween 1483 and 1508.

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2005-07-01 15:40:00

Art curators have uncovered a new Leonardo Da Vinci drawing hidden beneath the surface of one of the Renaissance artist's most celebrated works, Britain's National Gallery said on Friday.

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2005-06-16 14:15:00

Two Brazilian doctors and amateur art lovers believe they have uncovered a secret lesson on human anatomy hidden by Renaissance artist Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Gilson Barreto and Marcelo de Oliveira believe Michelangelo scattered his detailed knowledge of internal anatomy across 34 of the ceiling's 38 panels.