Press Play & Let This 1-Hour Documentary On A Da Vinci Restoration Blow Your Mind & Soothe Your Soul

by • August 17, 2016 • ArtComments (0)2001

Earlier this morning I was hypnotized by this extraordinary 1-hour documentary on the Louvre’s restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin And Child With Saint Anne. One of the most beautiful and mysterious paintings in history, it also happens to be one of the most disfigured. After centuries of botched touch-ups and layers of yellowing varnish, the masterpiece was overdue for a high-tech cleaning. Watch above and see how with the right technology, these experts were able to find new line work, sketches, and hidden paintings beneath da Vinci’s iconic work. (Source: Kottke)
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The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne painting by Leonardo da Vinci - Musée du Louvre - Paris, France

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