The Battle of Anghiari

August 14, 2017  • Society of Fellows

Created in competition with Leonardo’s archrival, Michelangelo, The Battle of Anghiari offers a fascinating window into how Leonardo battled with his fellow artists, as well as how he thought about actual war and its mechanics. This session will also address conflicts that have arisen as scientists, conservators, and local authorities consider whether to uncover what may be left of Leonardo’s unfinished masterpiece under later frescoes in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Marco Cianchi, Gary Radke Moderator: Joel Achenbach