The route undertaken to attribute the 'Lucan Self portrait" to Leonardo da Vinci, is now at an end.
On 8 May, a team of Leonardo's Specialists met in Chieti for a scientific workshop to define the main characteristics that led to the attribution theory of the 'Lucan Self Portrait "to Leonardo a Vinci.
The conference speakers are professors and specialists world famous, as Professor David Bershad, Professor at the University of Calgary (Canada), Prof. Peter Hohenstatt, art historian and teacher at the University of Parma; Prof. Orest Kormashow, Director of Department of History of Tallinn University; Professor Filippo Tassi, Professor at Federico II University in Naples; Professor Luigi Capasso, professor of anthropology at the University of Chieti and Pescara and Director of University Museum of Biomedical Sciences; University of Chieti, Lt.Col. Gianfranco De Fulvio: Commander of the Department of Preventive dactyloscopy Racis, "grouping Carabinieri Scientific Investigation" Prof. Felice Festa: Professor of Orthodontics, Gnathology - University of Chieti / Pescara and the discoverer of the painting; Dr Nicola Barbatelli: Director of the Museum of the Ancient people of Lucania.
The results of the studies were presented at a conference held in Sorrento by the aforementioned Professor David Bershad, Prof. Peter Hohenstatt and Prof. Felce Festa and Prof. Nicola Barbatelli.
After much research and study, finally, the city of Sorrento will be the first to host the "Lucan Self Portrait", which will be the centerpiece of the exhibition called "Leonardo and the Renaissance fantastic - Between Naples and routes of the Mediterranean".
The exhibition opens to the public on June 26, 2010 in the beautiful scenery of Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento, until October 24, 2010.
The exhibition traces the Renaissance and the life of Leonardo da Vinci,and, besides the Lucan Self Portrait, will be exhibited reproductions of some machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
You can admire works, mostly unheard, of Donatello, Raphael, Tintoretto. Giovanni Della Robbia's works from the Museum Bellini in Florence, including two sculptures depicting Dante and Petrarch, and other masterpieces of the Italian Mannerist school, almost all novel, as well as large traditional Florentine tapestry and cherubs.
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