The secret lives of paintings
Lecturre by Maurizio Seracini
Given at a TEDEducation Event in Edinburgh, Scotland (2012)
Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process discovered that many paintings have layers of history hidden underneath. Should they be part of the viewing experience too?