Tag Archives: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci, a new Italian language course

A new Italian courseItalia Oggi (Italy Today) is an Italian language and culture course constructed for anyone who, during their stay in Italy, wishes to be totally immersed in our country’s culture, learning its language and, at the same time, getting in touch with some aspects of Italian society and its traditions. A particular focus is made on the many important changes that have been taking place since the 2nd World War.

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Battle of Anghiari, Ornaghi in Florence on June 19

Lorenzo-OrnaghiThe Minister for Cultural Heritage Lorenzo Ornaghi will be in Florence on June 19, to discuss the permissions that are necessary to continue the search of the Battle of Anghiari, Leonardo’s masterpiece that you are looking behind a part of the Show Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio.

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The Diocese to stop the Leonardo’s research

National Geographic research in Palazzo VecchioThe risk is to “destroy the overall effect of the Hall of the Palazzo Vecchio, which is one of the masterpieces of Florentine Mannerist decorative second ‘500”. The warning came from the historian, Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Religious Art and Cultural Heritage of Ecclesiastical Diocese of Florence.

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Battaglia di Marciano and the hidden Leonardo Da Vinci

A new evidence of Leonardo fresco

Leonardo Da VinciThere ‘s another clue that would indicate traces of colorbeneath the Battle of Scannagallo of Vasari’s Palazzo Vecchio inFlorence, are the traces of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci. The new evidence is explained by Maurizio Seracini, head of research at the Master’s lost painting of Vinci, on the Italian web site of the National Geographic Socieity.

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National Geographic research in Palazzo Vecchio

The lost Da Vinci tonight on Nat Geo IT TV

Terry GarciaFinding the lost da Vinci, which follows scientist and art enthusiast Maurizio Seracini as he looks for da Vinci’s The Battle of Anghiari, will show on Monday in Palazzo Vecchio. Professor Seracini will present the findings of his research at the presence of Terry Garcia, executive vice president for the National Geographic Society. On this reaearch NGTV has scheduled a special worldwide video in March.

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Leonardo’s colors under the Palazzo Vecchio wall

Palazzo VecchioA discovery of black paint similar to that used in the Mona Lisa has spurred fresh hope that Leonardo da Vinci’s fabled lost fresco The Battle of Anghiari may be hidden behind a wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.

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New research to find a possible Da Vinci fresco

Battaglia di Marciano and the hidden Leonardo Da VinciResearchers coordinated by National Geographic Society said paint samples drawn from a wall behind Giorgio Vasari’s “The Battle of Marciano” may have the same chemical makeup as pigment used in da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and belong to the Renaissance master’s “The Battle of Anghiari” in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

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A “new” Gioconda painted by Leonardo’s pupil

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (PD)The Prado Museum has disclosed the finding of a replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s Gioconda. The replica was allegedly painted by one of the Italian genius’ favourite pupils, either Andrea Salari or Francesco Melzi. Leonardo’s pupil completed the picture as his master completed the Gioconda, in the same studio in Florence, Italy.

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The “Battle of Anghiari” in the next issue of NatGeo

Nat Geo coverThe “Battle of Anghiari” is the cover story in the next issue of Nataional Geographic Italy. The search for Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Battle of Anghiari” conducted in the Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio is a project led by the National Geographic Society and UC San Diego’s Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology, in cooperation with the City of Florence.

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Birthplace of Leonardo awarded with Orange flag

Self-portrait of Leonardo da VinciThe Touring Club Italiano awarded 35 Tuscan areas with the Orange Flag, a symbol of environmentally-friendly tourism. In the province of Florence awarded areas are Barberino Val d’Elsa, Certaldo and Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo.

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