This detail from a reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci The Battle of Anghiari, rendered by one of the artist's contemporaries, is an illuminating view of a painting which has captured the attention and imagination of the world over the last few years. The original, for centuries declared lost, was painted to decorate the newly created assembly hall for the High Council of the The Republic of Florence. Two important battles in Florentine history, the Battle of Anghiari and the Battle of Cascina were to decorate the space and the authorities picked Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo to work on the project. The established view was that neither artist completed their piece, and any hint to their existence came only from sketches and copies. The scene was said to follow a figurative reproduction of four men engaged in a battle for the (re-)possession of a flag. From preparatory studies by Da Vinci and a reproduction by Peter Paul Rubens in the Louvre, we can ascertain that Da Vinci attempted to portray the intensity and fury of conflict and the awe-inspiring depiction of movement that is hinted at leave many desperate to view the original.
Researchers recently came to believe that the work was finished and that the original exists under of the frescoes in the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. Soon after it was announced that researchers had found evidence of the painting's existence underneath a later fresco by Vasari. It has been said that Vasari left a clue in his painting - a soldier is seen to wave a green flag with the words "Cerca trova" ("He who seeks, finds"). Investigators drilled tiny holes in the Vasari fresco and sent a camera to probe a cavity found behind the curtain wall. However, as recently as September 2012 efforts were suspended due to the conflicting interests of various parties on how to proceed if the original is discovered.
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