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2012-04-15 23:02:02

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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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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