The artwork “Saint Anne, the Virgin and the Child with the Lamb” at the Louvre, painted by Leonardo and left unfinished after a long gestation from 1503 to 1519, has recently been the subject of a last restoration that divided restorers and art historians in contrasting opinions. The conservative operation, which ended in 2012, has particularly affected the pictorial film, reducing the level of paint altered by time.
The intervention highlighted the original lapis blue color of the mantle of the Virgin and revealed details that remained secret until now, such as the fingerprints of Leonardo’s fingers that would suggest the drafting of color with his hands.


Friday 9 May 2014, 17:30
Auditorium “G.Testori”, Palazzo Lombardia, Milano

Pierre Curie – Conservateur en chef, chargé de la filiére Peinture du Department Restauration, C2RMF, Paris
Cinzia Pasquali – Restauratrice, Paris

Mauro Natale

Sandrina Bandera – Soprintendente e Direttore della Pinacoteca di Brera,
Alberto Garlandini – ICOM, International Council of Museums


Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo

In collaboration with:
Pinacoteca di Brera
Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco
Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano
Museo del Novecento
Museo Diocesano di Milano
Museo Poldi Pezzoli

With the support of:
MiC – Ministero della cultura
Provincia di Milano
Comune di Milano
ICOM – International Council of Museums Italia

With the support and patronage of:
Regione Lombardia

With the contribution of:
Fondazione Cariplo