Battle of Anghiari

(1503-1506; destroyed)
   The Battle of Anghiari was fought on 29 June 1440 by the Florentine army, led by Micheletto Attendolo and Gianpaolo Orsini, against the Milanese forces of Niccoló Piccinino, with the Florentines attaining victory. In 1503, Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned by the Florentine Republic to fresco the event in the Sala del Consiglio (Council Chamber) in the Palazzo Vecchio, the city's seat of government. At the same time, Michelangelo was asked to paint the Battle of Cascina on the opposite wall. Destroyed in 1557 to make way for Vasari's frescoes that glorified the Medici, Leonardo never completed the work because his experiments with new fresco techniques led to problems from the start. The central portion of the composition is known only through several copies, including one by Peter Paul Rubens (1615; Paris, Louvre). These reveal that the work captured effectively the chaos of war and the despair, fear, and hostility of the men involved. Though the work was never completed, it exerted tremendous influence throughout the Renaissance and well into the 19th century.

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  • Battle of Anghiari — can refer to:*The Battle of Anghiari (1440), a battle between the Florentine Republic and a Milanese army at Anghiari in Tuscany. * The Battle of Anghiari , a painting of the battle by the Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Anghiari (1440) — The Battle of Anghiari was fought on June 29, 1440, between Milan and the Italian League led by Republic of Florence in the course of the Wars in Lombardy.The League s army concentrated on Anghiari, a small centre of Tuscany, and comprised: 4000… …   Wikipedia

  • The Battle of Anghiari (painting) — Peter Paul Rubens s copy of The Battle of Anghiari. Allegedly from left to right is Francesco Piccinino; Niccolò Piccinino; Ludovico Trevisan; Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini. The Battle of Anghiari (1505) is a lost painting by Leonardo da… …   Wikipedia

  • Anghiari — Infobox CityIT img coa = Anghiari Stemma.png official name = Comune di Anghiari name = Anghiari mapx= 43.52 mapy=12.061 region = Tuscany province = Arezzo (AR) elevation m = 429 area total km2 = 130.51 population as of = December 31, 2004… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Cascina — (1504 1506; destroyed)    A conflict between Florence and Pisa that took place on 28 July 1364, with Florence emerging as the victor. In 1504, the fathers of the Florentine Republic decided to commemorate the event by commissioning Michelangelo… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • La batalla de Anghiari — (copia de Rubens) (La battaglia di Anghiari) Leonardo da Vinci, 1505 Fresco • Renacimiento 7 metros × 1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bataille d'Anghiari — Bataille d’Anghiari Copie de Rubens (1603) de l’œuvre perdue de Léonard de Vinci : Bataille d’Anghiari Informations générales Date 29 juin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • La Bataille d'Anghiari — (Léonard de Vinci) La Lutte pour l Étendard Pierre Paul Rubens, 1603 42,8 × 57,7 cm …   Wikipédia en Français

  • La Bataille d'Anghiari (Léonard de Vinci)∆ — La Bataille d Anghiari (Léonard de Vinci) La Lutte pour l Étendard Pierre Paul Rubens, 1603 42,8 × 57,7 cm …   Wikipédia en Français

  • La bataille d’Anghiari — La Bataille d Anghiari (Léonard de Vinci) La Lutte pour l Étendard Pierre Paul Rubens, 1603 42,8 × 57,7 cm …   Wikipédia en Français

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