Wow. One can only imagine how many broken bones, bruises and abrasions he incurred over the years to acquire this kind of ability.
Given what he can do, I’d say it was worth it.
(HT: Coyote Blog)
A famed Leonardo da Vinci painting stolen from Poland by the Nazis and only returned after the end of the six-year conflict, has gone on display in Germany for the first time since the Second World War.
Da Vinci’s treasured 15th century painting “Lady with an Ermine,” a work that first arrived in Poland around 1800, shows a young woman holding a white ermine – otherwise known as a stoat or short-tailed weasel – and headlines a major exhibition of Renaissance art to open today at Berlin’s Bode Museum.
Along with the Mona Lisa, the work is one of just four paintings of women by the Italian Renaissance master.
In 1939, almost immediately after the German occupation of Poland, the work was seized by the Nazis and sent to the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin.