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Found recently, in February 2009, is a portrait in oil on panel, discovered by a historian medievalist during a search in the archive and in the picture gallery of an aristocratic family in Acerenza, ancient village near Potenza, in the region of Southern Italy, Basilicata .
The painting shows a man in a three-quarter view wearing a hat. The painting is considered authentic Renaissance period and not a later copy, although the feather in his cap was added later in life and one eye appears to have been remodeled; Moreover, there were also doubts about the mouth. In addition, it is also assumed that this painting was a self-portrait of Leonardo, because the back door marked "Pinxit mea", spelled backwards, which was one of its defining characteristics. On this painting was made test radiometric dating C14 (C14), which indicated a dating between 1475 and 1500 ± 25 years.
The study of morphological nature, starting from the acquisition of images with graphics programs, through the comparison proportional and reconstruction for the surface points of the face, comes to the construction of a lattice in a virtual 3D space composed of a sufficient number of high points interpolation. The mask will have played as sources parametric portrait of Acerenza and the profile of Melzi. It makes use of operational programs in a sequential manner until a final 3D modeling program. In order to have a three-dimensional reference concrete, it will also make use of a model of face made of plaster. The plastic will be made with reference to the painting of Acerenza.

In comparison with other portraits, measured as specified party 2face already granted shows that:
The Drawings of Windsor on the proportions of the skull and face RL19057, the RL12601, Sheet of Turin with anthropometric measurements of facial and eye BR 15574 & 15576 r, the face of the Vitruvian Man, and the portrait Lucano present Measures vertical, according to the calibration reported on the first three drawings mentioned by Leonardo himself and played with the method festa2face, almost completely overlapping, with an accuracy of a tenth of a millimeter!
Five facial muscles played on design RL19012v this Collection of Windsor are reproduced in portrait Lucano, namely the Muscle Masseter Superficial, the procerus muscle, the muscle Zygomatic Major, Minor and Muscle Muscle Zygomatic Square Upper Lip
the Self, the present design in the Royal Library of Turin, the Face of the Vitruvian Man and the portrait Lucano have some facial measurements Vertical overlap.

The aim of this study was to demonstrate the sovraponibilità some faces judgment by Michelangelo sculptures and portraits with a year in case of uncertainty in the allocation.
The portraits and sculptures were acquired high definition to allow very accurate analysis. The analysis was modified and adapted to the technique and style of Michelangelo by Method festa2face.
In relation to the characteristics analyzed by the great artist, they were adopted 18 measures profilometric and vertical, as a reference as a measuring point Na-Sn according to the Vitruvian canon, defined by the same Vitruvius.

The results have highlighted by Michelangelo, a difference of not more than 4.5 to 5 mm in the case of measurements higher or equal to 170-200 mm, while a difference is not larger than 2 mm in sizes less than 200mm. In conclusion, the measurements made by the method festa2face showed that Michelangelo and his contemporaries have respected the divine proportion of the face of Vitruvius with an error less than a tenth of a millimeter in the upper segment, intermediate and lower face.