leonardo da vinci masterpiece :: geniuses second-guess themselves

{via The Huffington Post  |  By Jacqueline Howard | Posted: 10/02/2014} Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but that doesn’t mean he never second-guessed himself. In a new book, optical engineer Pascal Cotte explains how a new imaging technology known as the layer amplification method (LAM) helped show that Leonardo painted two previous versions…

turner masterpiece sells for £30.3m, setting world auction record for artist

Rome, From Mount Aventine was one of the last great works in private hands and remains in exceptional condition One of the last great Turner masterpieces remaining in private hands set a world auction record for the artist tonight, Sotheby’s said. Rome, From Mount Aventine, sold for £30.3m including buyer’s premium, easily beating its estimate…