Mystery of a Masterpiece

January 25, 2012

Nova at 9:00 on January 25, today!

This sounds and looks like an interesting NOVA episode that you might want to view. The program description below was taken from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/mystery-masterpiece.html If you go to the link you can watch a preview of the NOVA episode. Your students might be interested in this as well.

In October 2007, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold nine years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. How did cutting-edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching “cold case” art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover “who committed the art.” And it follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multibillion-dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

Thank you Wiscasset Middle School Art Teacher, Molly Carlson for sending me this information to share with you.

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