Art Critic, Annalisa Di Maria, Attributes Self-Portrait Painting to Leonardo da Vinci | The Guardian Nigeria News

By Chinelo Eze

January 27, 2022 | 15:00

Although around 503 years have passed since Leonardo da Vinci passed away, this prestigious artist still finds time to surface in different eras through his fascinating works. The ingenious work of art Mona Lisa, and many others known to man, has survived the history of civilization and is still adored by many enthusiasts.…

Although around 503 years have passed since Leonardo da Vinci passed away, this prestigious artist still finds time to surface in different eras through his fascinating works.

The ingenious work of art Mona Lisa, and many others known to man, has survived the history of civilization and is still adored by many enthusiasts. But now a new work is emerging. Although speculative with acute artistic precautions observed by experts, this recently discovered work of art has styles and techniques closely associated with the actions and work of Leonardo da Vinci.

Annalisa Di Maria’s latest discovery is changing the art scene a lot.

The discovery gave rise to a prescription called “Formula Di Maria”. This formula is the gateway that provides insight into the understanding of the arts and the spirit of Leonardo’s genius Leonardo da Vinci. Annalisa Di Maria is an art expert and member of the UNESCO Center in Florence, specializing in the study of the great works of Da Vinci.

While Da Vinci’s works amaze many historians and art lovers, Annalisa Di Maria causes an uproar in the art world.

Annalisa Di Maria uses the latest painting discovered, believed to be a “Self-Portrait” by Leonardo da Vinci, as a focal point of study. This study unravels and thus thwarts the received ideas according to which the “Self-portrait” was produced by an anonymous pupil of Leonardo da Vinci who drew the face of his master.

The ‘Self Portrait’ found in the Windsor Codex of the Royal Collection Trust, based on research by Annalisa Di Maria, suggests many plausible elements to iconic works by Da Vinci who made a ‘Self Portrait’ of himself.

Following the study of the Windsor codex “RCIN912290” a myriad of facts have been exposed such as the portrait which is estimated to have been drawn 1490-1499. The assessment highlighted some fundamentals.

  • Another is that the design was discovered with numbers, inscriptions and calligraphy. When comparing the calligraphy found on the work to that drawn by Da Vinci, the similarity is uncanny.
  • The horse’s foot is similar to that found in the drawing under study. The magazine where his self-portrait would be found includes the study of the proportions of the legs which agree with the period indicated.
  • Although the portrait of the young man at the bottom left of the drawing was not anonymous, the line resembles the man in profile “RCIN919122”. Both wear identical hats worn at the Platonic Academy in Florence, directed by Marsilio Ficino.

Born at the time of the Renaissance, even if one was an artist, science was married to art. Therefore, everything was mathematical and nothing was done without the inclusion of numbers. Luca Pacioli once called Leonardo a master of drawing geometry who was equal to no one. Annalisa Di Maria conducts her research on this basis.

His discovery reveals that the geometry-influenced “Self-Portrait” is divided into three, which conform to the golden ratio. This aims to achieve beauty that is structured in proportion. The three divisions go from the chin to the nose, from the nose to the retina of the eyes, then from the retina to the forehead.

These discoveries reveal the important elements and application of mathematics and proportions used to form da Vinci’s compelling works.

The summary of the art expert, Annalisa Di Maria. made academics such as Jean-Charles Pomelo, renowned professor of mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence, inclined to apply these golden ratio techniques in portraits. This is applied through the designs of gold squares and gold triangles.

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