Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

'Two years needed' to fix botched Leonardo restoration


(ANSA) - Florence, October 8 - Restorers say they will need
two years to undo botched efforts of the past on Leonardo da
Vinci's Adoration of the Magi at Florence's Uffizi Gallery.
But when their work is finished, the painting will be
luminous, they say.
The first step for the restoration team from the Opificio
delle Pietre Dure - a public institute for art restoration - is
to eliminate the debris left by numerous earlier attempts to
restore the famous work that Leonardo began in 1481 but never
Eventually the figures in the painting will again have the
three-dimensional appearance of so many of the famous painter's
figures, while colours will be much more vibrant, promises Marco
Ciatti, superintendent of the Opificio.
Restoration began last November on a serious problem
related to its wooden supports.
Since then, a wide range of diagnostic tests have been
conducted to verify conditions and problems, and now the actual
restoration work can begin.

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