Monday 30 May 2011

Venerdi sera nel museo Vittoriano, Roma , nell’ambito dell’inaugurazione della mostra sui 150 anni d’Italia, il Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napoletano ha visitato per lungo tempo lo spazio dedicato al Ritratto di Acerenza, di Leonardo Da Vinci detta anche tavola Lucana. Il dipinto è ospitato quale testimonial degli Aeroporti Roma Spa , di Fiumicino, intitolati proprio al Genio Toscano. Il Presidente NAPOLITANO ha definito il dipinto bellissimo. Presente anche la Presidente della Regione Lazio, Renata Polverini, che ha molto apprezzato il dipinto. Enorme la soddisfazione dello staff del Museo Delle Antiche Genti , in particolare del Dott. Nicola BARBATELLI, Ing. Giandomeni Glinni Avv. Raffaello Glinni, che ha coordinato l’iniziativa, e la gionalista Jacqueline J. Jarvis, che per prima ha seguito il ritrovamento .

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Leonardo 'Lucano' world's newest icon

Experts agree the painting is likely a self-portrait by da Vinci

CALGARY "The portrait of a middle-aged man — an oil-on-wood painting once used as a serving tray is likely the image of Leonardo da Vinci done by the master himself, says a panel of experts ..."

Today, Nicola Barbatelli told Mysterious Lucania that both David L. Bershad and Peter Hohenstatt, pronounced our Leonardo 'Lucano' as having been painted by the hands of Leonardo da Vinci himself.

The world has a new icon on the horizon...

Saturday 8 May 2010

Bershad: La “Tavola di Acerenza” è un autoritratto di Leonardo da Vinci

Secondo me, è l’autoritratto di Leonardo e
gli studi scientifici illustrati stamattina
sembrano darmi ragione....

David L. Bershad, "In my opinion, this is a self-portrait of Leonardo and scientific studies illustrated this morning seem to have given me
reason enough ..."

Times Colonist...
"It would be the most important Leonardo discovery in the last 150 years," Bershad said. "It would be impossible to put a value on it."

Saturday 1 May 2010

Cracking the Real Life Da Vinci Code on May 8th 2010

David L. Bershad, David Bershad, an art history professor at St. Mary's University College in south Calgary and the University of Calgary joined the round table of experts along with Peter Hohenstatt to conclude a decision on the status of the Leonardo 'Lucano' self-portrait registared in Acerenza, Italy

Peter Hohenstatt
is the author of
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519, is a German-born art historian and Leonardist, consultant in care of the National Gallery New York, Louvre Museum, Metropolitan Museum, and the Docente dell’Università in Parma

According to: David L. Leonardist and artist:
The chances it is the only self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci in the world are set against these facts:

The Best Comparison: Leonardo 'Lucano's 'Acerenza Portrait' against Francesco Melzi's '1510 Portrait of Leonardo' in red chalk on paper in the Royal collection in Windsor, prove identical after scientific examinations and digital analysis.

A number of things have been discovered:
1. Fingerprint analysis showed a thumb print on the new portrait that is identical to the one on Leonardo's painting 'Lady with the Ermine'
Establishes: that both paintings were in Leonardo's studio
2. On the back of the painting, are two words written in Leonardo's characteristic right to left and upside down: "Pinxit Mea" meaning 'My Painting'
3. The analysis made on the ink says its the same exact ink
that would of been used in the 16th century.

"There's alot of scientific evidence," says David Bershad:

There are three possibilities of how this portrait showed up in
a small village in southern Italy:
There's a branch of the Sforza family that moved to the region around the
early 1500s
Relatives of Francesco Melzi (Leonardo's student) lived there
Students of Leonardo moved to the area
There's Antonio Segni, close friend of Leonardo's, who was given a
Leonardo design which may have been a self-portrait

Friday 7th -Tuesday May 11th 2010
Authentication of the Leonardo 'Lucano' portrait

Leonardo da Vinci, Lucanian self-portrait: scientific studies will be presented on Saturday the 8th at G. d'Annunzio University Museum in Chieti-Pescara.

*All the data will come together at the conference on May 8th. It will be determined if it was by Leonardo's hand when David Bershad has a physical look at the painting.

“Leonardo da Vinci: Presunto autoritratto Lucano, gli studi scientifici” previsto 8
maggio 2010 al Museo universitario dell’Università “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Leonardo to Visit Sorrento, a Showing in Villa Fiorentino.

Leonardo approda a Sorrento, in mostra a villa Fiorentino in programma dal 5 in programma dal 5 Giugno al 26 Settembre 2010.

This exhibition will take place in Naples, Italy along the routes of the Mediterranean. Such the prestigious event displays the painting in a splendid Sorrentina frame in the premises of beautiful Villa Fiorentina from June 5th through September 26th 2010. It's one exposition dedicated to thought, controversy, and the life and works of Renaissance artists. There is a special section dedicated to the study of techniques regarding the recognition and attribution to works of art. A series of scientific conferences will unfold with various international scholars participating to clarify certain methods and give merit to science as applied to those works of art. Shown will be art by Donatello, Della Robbia, Raffaello, Tiziano, Bernini, Cesare de Sesto, Durer, and Leonardo da Vinci. Directed and entrusted by Nicola Barbatelli.

Thursday 25 February 2010


Estimated worth is some 200 million euro, this would make it the world's most expensive painting after the Picasso 'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust'
Study by Felice Festra on the visage of Leonardo da Vinci from the Lucanian portrait

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Leonardo da Vinci Fingerprints on Lucanian Self-Portrait

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Nicola Barbartelli

"Nicola Barbatelli, Medieval historian, Fr. Comm. Academic Constantinian, historian and researcher of the O.S.M.T.J.,personal advisor to the grand master of the order, SE. Fr. Alberto Zampolli, was studying the art collection of a family with Lucanian origins in the Basilicata region in 2008. The portrait was hidden beneath another painting and was very deteriorated and scratched much different than you see it now. During the first process of cleaning and removal of paint, the figure of this particular subject appeared. A Carbon 14 analysis was done on the wood supporting the canvas and dated the material to the late 15th or early 16th century; a time when Leonardo was still alive. But experts stress the age of the wood doesn't necessarily mean the portrait was painted at that time. Da Vinci fans say that it could have been a work of Da Vinci himself as the back of the canvas carries the Latin words "PINXIT MEA" written in reverse--meaning "painted by myself" which is one of the artist's established trademarks. The name of the artist who painted the image is still being investigated, but experts did rule out that it is was a Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait."