Monday, April 21, 2008

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Without A Face?

When we talk about Leonardo da Vinci, the first thing that comes to our mind is the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, two of his most famous works. Add the iconic Vitruvian Man and you can’t help but marvel at his genius.

He was a painter, scientist, engineer, mathematician, writer, inventor, sculptor and painter among many others. He was the embodiment of what a Renaissance Man should be yet we know very little about the man and whatever things that we know on record about him is in reality based mostly on unsupported facts.

Even his face or what he really look like is the subject of debates among scientists and historians alike for centuries now. Even the few portraits/ self- portraits that were attributed to him are challenged by so- called experts and self- styled Leonardophiles.

Recently, an artist who specializes in faces by the name of Siegfred Woldhek came out of what he believes as the true image of the great Leonardo da Vinci after using what he termed as a sophisticated image- analysis technique.

And watching the video, I couldn’t agree more regarding his hypothesis as we can now safely say that he finally settled the age- old question with regards to the man without a face.

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