Friday 22 June, the house of da Vinci’s birth will be opened again, following major restoration works, overseen by Professor Daniela Lamberini of the Department of Architecture of Florence University. The works further enhance the evocative, rustic simplicity of the place, respecting its historical vale and rediscovering some panoramic views hither to hidden to the visitor.
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The 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.
There ‘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.
Finding 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.
Researchers 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.
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.
The “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.