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Maurizio Seracini:
The secret lives of paintings

TEDGlobal 2012 · 12:34 · Filmed Jun 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?

Art diagnostician
Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art. Full bio