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Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Found? Mona Lisa Paint Lends Clue

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posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 01:28 PM
The search for a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece reveals intriguing traces of paint that was also used in the Mona Lisa.

- Art experts have drilled a hole through a 14th-century frescoed wall and recovered traces of a paint once used by Da Vinci in the Mona Lisa.
- The researchers believe this may be evidence that a long lost Da Vinci masterpiece has been hidden behind the wall.
- The work is a painting called the "Battle of Anghiari" and its recovery would be a huge discovery.

Researchers struggling to solve a longstanding Leonardo da Vinci mystery -- the fate of a lost masterpiece known as the "Battle of Anghiari -- have found intriguing traces of paint hidden behind a 5-inch-thick frescoed wall in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's 14th-century city hall.

The color is consistent with that used by the Renaissance creator of the Mona Lisa, suggesting that Leonardo's artwork has remained hidden behind that frescoed wall for more than 500 years.

Known as the "Battle of Marciano," the mural was painted by the renowned 15th-century painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) in the imposing Hall of the Five Hundred. The hall was a room built at the end of the 15th century to accommodate the meetings of the Florentine Council.

Read the full paper here

After all these years, yet there are still master art pieces to be discovered!!?

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 02:21 PM
reply to post by elevenaugust

This is quite stunningly amazing. New/old/Lost work can still be discovered!
Makes you wonder about other names, and how much of their work may be still laying about, lost, spirited away in ignorance as a war trophy by some soldier now hidden in an attic awaiting the next big estate sale.

Stories like these drive an urge to go visiting estate sales, yard sales, and other such places like flea markets and donation centers where lots of lost items tend to wash up on shore like glittering golden driftwood.

Anyone want to go yard sale-ing?

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