Apr 16, 2012

Art 925 - "Finding da Vinci's Lost Battle of Anghiari"

Naomi Rachel Muirhead report on the April 4 talk by CISA3's Maurizio Seracini to a full audience at the Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. He recounted the promising results from endoscopic imaging in the Palazzo Vecchio in search of Leonardo da Vinci's lost mural, The Battle of Anghiari.

Apr 13, 2012

Voice of America - "Physicist Hunts Lost da Vinci Mural"

Kane Farabaugh reports that Argonne National Lab physicist Robert Smither has joined the CISA3-led team searching for the lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari, in the Palazzo Vecchio.

Mar 29, 2012

Associated Press - "The real da Vinci code: Louvre unlocks last work"

Thomas Adamson reports from Paris on the unveiling of a restored da Vinci painting, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and notes that 'research team leader Maurizio Seracini of the University of California said [long-lost] The Battle of Anghiari mural could be hidden behind the fresco done by [Giorgio] Vasari years later.'

Mar 29, 2012

Hopewell Valley News (NJ) - "CHS grad and research team looks for the lost da Vinci"

The local newspaper and CentralJersey.com report on the role grad student Samantha Stout played on the team deployed in Florence to find a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari.

Mar 27, 2012

The News (Pakistan) - "'Long-lost Leonardo may have been found'"

The English-language newspaper's International section reports on the findings of the joint UC San Diego and National Geographic search for Leonardo da Vinci's lost mural, The Battle of Anghiari.

Mar 22, 2012

ARTINFO - "The Search for the Lost Da Vinci Fresco: Serious Science or Irresponsible Hype?"

Kate Deimling asks, 'Could a lost fresco by Leonardo da Vinci have remained hidden behind another wall painting in Florence for more than 450 years? It’s a tantalizing idea, and one that Maurizio Seracini has been pursuing since the 1970s.'

Mar 21, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle - "One step closer to a lost Leonardo?"

Noah Charney reports that the 'man hunting the lost Leonardo, Maurizio Seracini, has been called the real Indiana Jones. An art-world celebrity, sponsored by National Geographic, [Maurizio Seracini] runs two laboratories, one at UC San Diego, the other in Florence, Italy.'

Mar 20, 2012

Chromatography Techniques - "Endoscopic Probe Suggests Location of Lost da Vinci Painting"

The online news service for lab professionals reports that 'data supporting the theoretical location of the da Vinci painting, The Battle of Anghiari, was obtained through the use of an endoscopic probe that was inserted through the wall on which the [currently visible Giorgio] Vasari fresco was painted.'

Mar 19, 2012

Myanmar Times - "Art sleuths believe lost Da Vinci found in Italy"

AFP correspondent Dario Thuburn reports in the weekly Burmese newspaper on the discovery of traces of what could be a lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, by a team from UC San Diego and National Geographic.

Mar 19, 2012

About.com - "Vasari Gets an Endoscopy"

Shelley Esaak, who writes about art history for the website, recommends that viewers tune in to the National Geographic Channel's documentary, 'Finding the Lost da Vinci," which tracks CISA3's search for Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, 'The Battle of Anghiari.'

Mar 19, 2012

La Repubblica (Italy) - "Anghiari, le controanalisi affidate all'Opificio"

Ernesto Ferrara reports that Florence authorities have charged the Opificio delle Pietre Dure to analyze independently the fragments that Prof. Seracini took from inside a wall that may contain the remnants of Leonardo da Vinci's The Battle of Anghiari mural. Officials want the independent analysis before allowing Seracini proceed with further sampling.

Mar 19, 2012

ADNKronos (Italy) - "Battaglia di Anghiari, non solo nero. Anche lacca rossa rivela la mano di Leonardo"

The news service reports that in addition to black color found inside a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio that was similar to pigment used for the Mona Lisa, the UCSD scientists also found traces of red lacquer similar to a lacquer used for da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi (which Dr. Seracini also analyzed).

Mar 19, 2012

Rai-2 Voyager (Italy) - "Leonardo, Il Momento della Verita (The Moment of Truth)"

On the Rai2 network, Italy's Voyager science program aired this hour-long documentary, including sequences from its partner, National Geographic. The focus is on CISA3 director Maurizio Seracini and his search for the lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari. (In Italian)

Mar 18, 2012

Diario Uno (Argentina) - "Nat Geo en busca de El Da Vinci perdido"

'Nat Geo in search of the lost da Vinci' is a preview of the channel's worldwide premiere of the new documentary about CISA3's efforts to locate a Leonardo da Vinci mural not seen in nearly 500 years. (In Spanish)

Mar 17, 2012

Gulf News - "Researchers claim to find lost da Vinci artwork"

The Middle East news service reports that 'University of California, San Diego researchers say they have found tantalising clues to a mystery that has puzzled the art world for five centuries: the fate of a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.'