Friday, July 8, 2011

Missing DaVinci Painting Found After Centuries

Experts in the United States and Europe have examined a painting believed to have been created byLeonardo DaVinci and declared it original.

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Painted on a wood panel, the work had been cleaned and refreshed over the years by amateurs using techniques that may have harmed the work of art. As a result, it was heavily overpainted and gloomy.

The current owners of the painting, a consortium that took a chance on its authenticity, recently turned down a $100 Million offer, hoping to auction it later for $200 Million or more.

(Via ARTnews.)

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