Unformatted text preview: like to use it as an example. It was the construction of the wall itself which has been largely responsible for the deterioration of the painting. The foundation wall upon which it is painted is rock, resting directly upon the ground. Moisture from the earth has crept up the wall, loosening the plaster and loosening the paint. Many frescoes have also been lost for this same reason....
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- Fall '10
- Leonardo Da Vinci, Sr. Lucia Wiley