Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Da Vinci Debacle

The Virgin & Child with Saint Anne
Before and After

A restoration gone wrong has apparently ruined a $150 Million dollar original Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, leaving it a "garish mess."

To say that Curators at The Louvre are aghast and upset is the new understatement of 2011. They are pretty much outraged and people have quit and more about to be fired.

The "botched cleaning job" was undertaken by French and English restoration experts who fought severely over the method and solvents to be used. And yet, with no resolution, the painting was cleaned and cleaned and cleaned until all of it had been touched by the solvents and now the painting looks...different.

You can see for yourself above.

Daily Mail News Article

News Article

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