5 episodes

Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, and the roles of himself, Pascal Cotte, and others including Paul Biro, in attributing this radiant and exciting picture to Leonardo da Vinci. Martin describes his story in coming across the picture, and moves on to the attribution process, first in terms of materials and technique, and then the new technology used in scientific investigation, and social and cultural aspects of the sitter. Martin is interviewed by Kathryn Barush and Maya Corry.

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Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, and the roles of himself, Pascal Cotte, and others including Paul Biro, in attributing this radiant and exciting picture to Leonardo da Vinci. Martin describes his story in coming across the picture, and moves on to the attribution process, first in terms of materials and technique, and then the new technology used in scientific investigation, and social and cultural aspects of the sitter. Martin is interviewed by Kathryn Barush and Maya Corry.

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    La Bella Principessa - who was the eponymous princess?

    La Bella Principessa - who was the eponymous princess?

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo Da Vinci. He discusses the painting's subject, the Viennese princess and the possible identity of the eponymous princess.

    • 1 min
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    Verifying La Bella Principessa - The science behind the art

    Verifying La Bella Principessa - The science behind the art

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo Da Vinci. In this podcast, Martin Kemp discusses the science of verifying the painting as a genuine Leonardo painting.

    • 2 min
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    What makes La Bella Principessa a genuine Leonardo Da Vinci portrait?

    What makes La Bella Principessa a genuine Leonardo Da Vinci portrait?

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo Da Vinci. In this podcast, Martin Kemp discusses some of the characteristics of the painting that make it a Leonardo.

    • 2 min
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    Discovering 'La Bella Principessa'

    Discovering 'La Bella Principessa'

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo Da Vinci. In this podcast, Martin Kemp discusses the discovery of the painting itself and how he felt at the time.

    • 2 min
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    A Leonardo Discovered. La Bella Principessa. Discussion with Martin Kemp

    A Leonardo Discovered. La Bella Principessa. Discussion with Martin Kemp

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo Da Vinci Martin is interviewed by Kathryn Barush and Maya Corry.

    • 34 min

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Kari Field ,

La Bella Principessa: A Leonardo Discovered

A huge thank you to Martin Kemp for sharing his knowledge about this incredible discovery. It was facinating and insightful. The world needs more Martin Kemps who are willing to share in this manner. Sincerely, Kari

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