Between science and high technology, the images that shows the research time of the Battle of Anghiari, the masterpiece of died Leonardo da Vinci.
The research seems to confirm the theory that a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting existed on the east wall of the Hall of the 500, behind Giorgio Vasari’s mural “The Battle of Marciano. The analysis of a sample containing black material shows a chemical composition similar to that of the black pigment found in brown glazes of the Mona Lisa and St. John the Baptist by Leonardo, as it identified in a scientific scholars in the Louvre, which analyzes all the paintings of Leonardo’s collection. Read full News
Monday, March 12 press conference was held in Florence with Mayor Matteo Renzi, the scholar Maurizio Seracini, the superintendent of Florence Cristina Acidini and Terry Garcia, executive vice president of the National Geographic Society.
The team working to research Leonardo’s lost work, The Battle of Anghiari, used parts of the work of Vasari already damaged previously and not restored to the original color would be lost by Vasari. The team’s purpose is both to seek the protection of Leonardo’s masterpiece and the work of Vasari.
Photos taken by Dave Yoder