The Louvre is facing accusations that it overcleaned a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, leaving it with a brightness that the Renaissance master never intended, reported The Guardian. Two of France's top art experts have voiced their protest over the cleaning of The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne – a jewel of western art – by resigning from the Paris museum's advisory … [Read more...] about Louvre’s art experts protest at overcleaned Da Vinci painting by resigning
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Art experts have signed a petition to stop drilling into a fresco in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio which may be hiding a Leonardo Da Vinci work. Around 150 historians from around the world have joined forces claiming it is damaging the existing work, Giorgio Vasari's The Battle of Marciano. Researcher Maurizio Seracini believes Da Vinci's unfinished The Battle of Anghiari lies … [Read more...] about Lost Da Vinci fresco bricked up behind Vasari work?
The Sunday Times' Waldemar Januszczak on the National Gallery's star attractions in the Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition: The show’s central gallery is devoted to another dramatic face-off, between two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks, one from the Louvre, the other from the National Gallery, united here for the first time. Both feature the … [Read more...] about Leonardo da Vinci, Painter at the Court of Milan: Exceptional, unmissable, says The Sunday Times
London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci works in an attempt to prevent large crowds detracting from the viewing experience. Admissions will be fixed at 180 every half hour - 50 fewer people than the gallery is legally allowed to let in. Advance booking opens even though the exhibition doesn't open until … [Read more...] about The National Gallery starts advance booking for its ‘landmark’ Leonardo da Vinci show
The hunt is set to start for the tomb and possible remains of the model for Leonardo's Mona Lisa in an ex-convent in her home town, Florence. announces Italy's news service ANSA. Giuseppe Pallanti, a researcher on the Tuscan countries from XV to XVIII centuries who's written a book called 'La vera identità della Gioconda' Un mistero svelato' (Mona Lisa Revealed. The True … [Read more...] about The hunt for Mona Lisa’s tomb will start later this month – and no, it’s not a Dan Brown story
One of last year's most striking installations in Milan was the Last Supper by Peter Greenaway. Originally intended to be projected on Da Vinci's original work it was finally installed in the Palazzo Reale next to Milan's Duomo where a white and transparent recreation of the fresco's table, chairs, plates and bread rolls was seductively illuminated, and a 1:1 scale reproduction … [Read more...] about Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway