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Leonardo Da Vinci mystery to stay hidden

Posted on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 | Comment icon 5 comments


Image credit: Leonardo Da Vinci

 
The hunt for a long lost Da Vinci masterpiece beneath a fresco in Florence has been called off.

Often likened to Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code", the whereabouts of Da Vinci's "The Battle of Anghiari" remains a mystery. The painting was commissioned by officials of the time to commemorate a military victory in 1440 and records indicate that Da Vinci started work on it in 1505. The work was never completed however due to problems he encountered as a result of a new type of paint application process he was experimenting with.

Today the original work remains undiscovered and the only indication of what it had been like comes in the form of preparatory sketches and copies. A recent project to investigate the idea that the painting was behind a fresco in Florence initially provided promising results but was ultimately canceled due to concerns over damage to the overlying mural.

"The controversial effort to find out whether a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece lies beneath a fresco in Florence has been suspended without resolving a mystery that some have compared to a "Da Vinci Code" riddle."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Ninhursag on 26 September, 2012, 12:17
I've Watched The Documentary And It Was Very Interesting .. I Find The Painting One Of The Most beautiful And Intriguing ..
Comment icon #2 Posted by King Fluffs on 26 September, 2012, 18:58
Riveting.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lava_Lady on 27 September, 2012, 7:59
I would be so happy with just a quarter of his talent... Amazing.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin on 29 September, 2012, 1:27
Wonder if they could do some type of x-ray, radar, or miniature exploratory hole.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Vein Capital on 29 September, 2012, 7:50
It's a cover-up, literally!


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