Um Ponto De Fuga

sexta-feira, 1 de julho de 2005

Traços Ocultos de Leonardo Revelados

The National Gallery revealed yesterday that it owns a previously unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci but will never be able to exhibit it.The first scientific study of The Madonna of the Rocks, a beautiful but puzzling painting which, some suggest, is a studio copy of an original in the Louvre, has disclosed preparatory drawings for a completely different picture.Under an infrared camera, layers down, beneath the drawings for the present painting, an entirely different image shone out: a kneeling woman, one arm folded across her breast, one flung out, probably intended as a Madonna looking down on a sleeping infant who was never drawn in.