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.
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,
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?
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.
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?