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Scientists Develop New Way To Gauge Degradation Of Ancient Paper Art And Docs
2014-06-04 03:52:41

American Institute of Physics Studying a famous Leonardo self-portrait, a team of scientists has developed a new, nondestructive way to gauge degradation of ancient paper art and docs One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized yellowing and browning of the...

2014-06-03 12:28:25

Studying a Famous Leonardo Self-Portrait, a Team of Scientists Has Developed a New, Nondestructive Way to Gauge Degradation of Ancient Paper Art and Docs WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized...

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2009-07-02 12:47:34

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the last frescoes painted by Michelangelo at the Vatican may have uncovered a self-portrait of the artist. Restorers spent seven years cleaning the frescoes of the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel, usually used by the pope and his closest aides for private masses, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The Vatican's chief restorer, Maurizio De Luca, said a self-portrait of Michelangelo can be spotted...

2009-03-05 10:06:00

MILAN, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- During the television program Ulysses, aired in Italy on Saturday, the 28th of February, the well-known scientific divulgator Piero Angela stated that a secret drawing, a youthful self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, had just been discovered. Actually, the Leonardo3 ( http://www.leonardo3.net) research center in Milan, Italy, had published its own edition of the Codex of Flight (book & interactive software) in the October of 2007: this work included the...

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...

2007-04-05 03:00:09

By Auricchio, Laura When Adlade Labille-Guiard (1749-1803) submitted her monumental Self-Portrait with Two Students to the 1785 Salon exhibition sponsored by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, she presented herself to a large and diverse Parisian audience as a protean figure, appearing not only as an ambitious portraitist but also in the guise of a fashionable sitter (Fig. 1).1 Measuring more than six feet tall, the striking image depicts Labille-Guiard's elaborately attired...


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