Yesterday I wrote about How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.

What re-ignited my Leonardo passion was a documentary that I recently watched called ‘The Da Vinci Detective‘ on Netflix.

This documentary is about a scientist, Dr. Maurizio Seracini who, with incredible persistence and dedication, has searched for a lost painting of Leonardo’s for years.

He kept finding and using state of the art equipment and techniques for years.

He has not found this mural, The Battle of Anghiari yet.

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The above is created by Peter Paul Rubens of The Battle of Anghiari.

During his years of research, Seracini found out that another painting, Adoration of the Magi, was not painted by Leonardo.

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With all of his skills, he DOES discover, and gets images of Leonardo’s drawing underneath the paint.

Here is a video presentation on the drawings underneath.

The theory is that Leonardo’s original drawings were not traditional enough.
The patron hired someone else to finish the painting and paint out the ‘offensive’ elements.
This is all so eternally fascinating to me.
It reminds me of how I have developed Triptychs of Light over the years.

What is something you have been incredibly persistent with in YOUR life?

And how do you think that has changed the world?