Posts by Maya Salam

  • Another hidden Leonardo da Vinci work surfaces, this time in Italy

    Maya Salam at Yahoo News1 yr ago

    That's what happened in Italy's Sforzesco Castle. Now the work by one of history's most revered and ingenious artists is being uncovered in the Sala delle Asse (Room of Planks), as restorers peel away the paint using classic methods like scraping, and high-tech techniques and products such as ultrasound scaling, chemicals and lasers, according to the Italian wire service ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata).

    The discovered portion, which is said to depict a massive tree root in a rock, is likely at least 500 years old and part of the grand tree-filled decoration da Vinci created in the room in 1498, when he was the court artist for the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro.

    It's possible that the mural was left incomplete because the French conquered Milan during that time, and the castle was repurposed to house soldiers.

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