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"It looks ... like paint!"

  • Source: Cornell Chronicle, Essentials blog

The search for Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Battle of Anghiari,” known as “The Lost Leonardo,” is getting help from two Cornell materials science and engineering alumnae, and will be the subject of a National Geographic documentary airing March 18 at 9 p.m. EDT.

Samantha Stout ’10, a graduate student at Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California San Diego, and Alexandra Hubenko ‘94, assistant director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, serve on the team that’s working to uncover the painting, believed for centuries to have been either destroyed or painted over.

The project team, led by Maurizio Seracini, believes the work is hidden under later-painted frescoes in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

Anne Ju

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