3/14/12

A Lost Leonardo Fresco Found?

Did the famed renaissance artist, and biographer Giorgio Vasari hide a Leonardo da Vinci fresco behind one of his own frescos in Florence's famous Palazzo Vecchio?

The "Battle of Anghiari" is the da Vinci fresco that researchers have been looking for, and they think they've found it. By carefully putting probes through small holes in Vasari's fresco, they've uncovered traces of a black pigment on a hidden wall, which has traces of a chemical composition similar to those found in brown glazes in two other Leonardo works, "Mona Lisa" and "St. John the Baptist".

Researchers, sponsored by the US National Geographic Society,
probe the Vasari fresco for a hidden wall that stands behind it.

Read the details of this amazing story HERE.

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