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Da Vinci's lost treasure

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  • Center Left
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ZncBOMP8w

    This 15 minute clip is from a show I recorded last night (on PBS) about a lost Da Vinci painting that was found and restored. The entire show was an hour and it was very interesting.

    I know this has nothing to do with politics but who cares.....

    Since the painting is of Jesus, I could have just posted under The Big Bang created God, but I once promised myself I'd never add to that thread again.
    Plus I thought we needed some new posts.
  • Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ZncBOMP8w

    This 15 minute clip is from a show I recorded last night (on PBS) about a lost Da Vinci painting that was found and restored. The entire show was an hour and it was very interesting.

    I know this has nothing to do with politics but who cares.....

    Since the painting is of Jesus, I could have just posted under The Big Bang created God, but I once promised myself I'd never add to that thread again.
    Plus I thought we needed some new posts.
    Thanks for the clip Tony, very interesting, sorry I missed that particular show.
  • Liberal
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    Thanks for posting it. I missed it first time around. It is a fantastic painting by an extremely talented painter. But, of course, that's all it is. It's the artists vision of what Jesus looked like, nothing more, nothing less. To suggest that this is what Jesus looked like is absolute nonsense, of course,
  • Independent
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    pr Wrote: Thanks for posting it. I missed it first time around. It is a fantastic painting by an extremely talented painter. But, of course, that's all it is. It's the artists vision of what Jesus looked like, nothing more, nothing less. To suggest that this is what Jesus looked like is absolute nonsense, of course,
    I did not see the painting; did it resemble Phil Robertson? I guess the Pope bought that painting; so less money for the poor again.
  • Liberal
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    It might have looked more realistic if it was painted by a Dutch Master than an Italian! ;) But still a very good likeness if you have no idea what the subject looked like to begin with.

    I didn't see any guns in it, but lots of hair so perhaps it's half accurate?
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    You're right. It was a picture of a guy who is said to be Jesus. Looked like a white guy to me. Maybe an Italian. In late 1400's / early 1500's it had been quite a while since "The guy" had been around. What I find amazing is that 100 years ago it was doubted that it was a Da Vinci and it sold for about 75 pounds (approx. 135.00 usd). Now since it has been restored, experts believe it is real and worth approx. 120 million pounds (approx. 185,000,000.00 usd). Wouldn't it have been great to buy it at the discounted price.
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    pr Wrote: It might have looked more realistic if it was painted by a Dutch Master than an Italian! ;) But still a very good likeness if you have no idea what the subject looked like to begin with.

    I didn't see any guns in it, but lots of hair so perhaps it's half accurate?
    Since I did not see the painting; what is in the background? ( The US army? or an F35? or Romney? or Musolini? or only a lost donkey?)
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: You're right. It was a picture of a guy who is said to be Jesus. Looked like a white guy to me. Maybe an Italian. In late 1400's / early 1500's it had been quite a while since "The guy" had been around. What I find amazing is that 100 years ago it was doubted that it was a Da Vinci and it sold for about 75 pounds (approx. 135.00 usd). Now since it has been restored, experts believe it is real and worth approx. 120 million pounds (approx. 185,000,000.00 usd). Wouldn't it have been great to buy it at the discounted price.
    Like I said; the Pope probably will buy it (tax free money enough) or some rich christian billionair in order to "buy" him a place in the hereafter, because, the "guy" on the painting certainly wants this picture of himself up there, since he did not invent the camera at the time he was still alive.
  • Liberal
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    Can't really see the background but Jesus appears to being wearing a dress - new headline on Faux News "Was Jesus a transvestite?"

    http://yournewreality.blogspot.com/2011/08/long-lost-leonardo-davinci-portrait-...l
  • Center Left
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    I think the glass ball he's holding is a cool image. Damn, that guy could paint.
  • Liberal
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    As a person that has a problem drawing a crooked line, I have the utmost respect for those "Old Masters".

    i wonder how many died from lead poisoning?
  • Independent
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    pr Wrote: As a person that has a problem drawing a crooked line, I have the utmost respect for those "Old Masters".

    i wonder how many died from lead poisoning?
    No record of that, because they had no idea it was poiseness; even the goats milk was never tested, let alone the paint. Most people died at young age at that time. But the air was much cleaner for sure then, so it must have been the lead !!
  • Democrat
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    It was common back then to drink from lead goblets and to eat off of a lead dinnerware, so I guess it was difficult to say when the death by lead poisoning was intentional or accidental