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Real-life da Vinci hunt

  1. Jan 31, 2007 #1
    A very interesting article...
    http://today.reuters.com/news/artic..._01_L30439620_RTRUKOC_0_US-ITALY-LEONARDO.xml
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2007 #2
    What that article doesn't mention is that the painting of this battle was the occasion of a direct battle between da Vinci and none other than Michelangelo who had been commissioned to paint a battle scene on another wall of the same room at the same time.

    Michelangelo completed a main "cartoon" for the battle which was publically displayed, as was Leonardo's, and there was much public debate over whose was best. Both cartoons are gone but detail sketches for both cartoons still exist:

    By Leonardo:
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    By Michelangelo:
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    http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1859481,00.html
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
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