Michelangelo self-portrait

The portrait of Vittoria Colonna by Michelangelo; del'artista the portrait would be marked by the square icons to the left of the drawing

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) It continues to surprise even after centuries and perhaps will never stop doing it.

In 1525, as known, the great Tuscan artist painted a portrait of his friend and poet Victory Column (the work is currently preserved at the British Museum in Londra); Well, a group of researchers at Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, She has just discovered that the design in question lurks (or conceal) a self-portrait caricature, similar to another to it previous, Michelangelo himself.

In fact, looking carefully at the left side at the height of the boom bending and the woman's belly, It can clearly see the silhouette of a man taken in profile and bent forward, putting your nose in the sketch; second Deivis Fields this would be an original hidden signature, as if it were just that little Michelangelo to paint the portrait.

The research results were published in the journal Clinical Anatomy: from “stunt” the genius of the Italian Renaissance, it is hoped to obtain information about her physical appearance and health status.

To learn more, click here: http://www.repubblica.it/cultura/2018/03/15/news/ritratto_michelangelo-191350072/. (Photo gives: ansa.it).