Prof. Mr. M.Kemp
On 21 June last an important press conference was held at the Rome office of the Foreign Press, the first absolute painting da Leonardo da Vinci, the Archangel Gabriel of 1471, was presented to the world, his only signed and dated painting. A few hours later Prof. Martin Kemp, of Oxford, affermato that Gabriel's hair "spectacularly unconvincing ... looks like the vermicelli" and that the painting is not comparable with Leonardo's current most recente work - The Annunciation, painted in 1472 o 1473. His shortsighted declaration, a howl at the moon, remained solitary, in fact none of the usual super experts was so imprudent to expose himself against an authenticated painting not only attributed to Leonardo, like the many we saw in the auctions but that perhaps the Leonardo have never seen.
Who wants to understand understand... dear Mr. Kemp!