The Search for the Lost da Vinci
Since 2008 Dave Yoder has been involved in the high-tech search for da Vinci's lost painting "The Battle of Anghiari."
Announcing "Whistleblowers: The Unbearable Weight of Silence"
Dear Leonardo backers,
The search for Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari is, shall we say, dormant. Or, to borrow Billy Crystal's line in Princess Bride, it's "only mostly dead." If there... Read more
Developments, Past and Present, on the Leonardo Project
Quite some time ago I promised to explain some events that transpired during this Kickstarter fundraiser that caused me to seemingly abandon the effort.
In the middle of... Read more
A Big Thank You--
The last few hours are winding down, and I'd like to thank all of you who so generously supported this Kickstarter effort before it is put to bed... Read more
New blogs and stories
A few nice articles have run on the project. The most recent you might have already seen, the Kickstarter blog by Meaghan O'Connel, which is one of my... Read more
New Reward: Recreating a Famous Rivalry (Using Real Live Artists!)
When I recently convinced Kenny Harris, a Los Angeles based painter (and friend), to commit to canvas his vision of the Battle of Anghiari, which I then offered as a... Read more
Musings on the "Little Camera" Question
Greetings, fellow Raiders of the Lost Leonardo--
I’m back in Milan after a week in Perpignan, France, at the photojournalism festival Visa Pour l'Image, where I was mostly sick. Nope,... Read more
Front Page of the International Herald Tribune!
Another step forward! Today the International Herald Tribune ran last Saturday’s NYT story on our search for the lost Leonardo. Very good play--it appeared on the front page, with a... Read more
International Herald Tribune next?
Greetings from Perpignan, France, where I’m attending the annual photojournalism festival Visa Pour l’Image. I’ll be here all week.
I hope everyone had a chance to see the New York... Read more
New York Times story on this project is up!
An excellent article by Rachel Donadio, the Rome Bureau Chief of The New York Times, on this project, is now online:
Please forward it to anyone you think might... Read more
New blog post: A visit to the Smither Lab at Argonne
I published on my blog a photo field trip to the lab of Dr. Robert Smither, the physicist I'm working with on the gamma camera (that's him in... Read more
Just the Beginning
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who had pledged and helped to spread the word.
Please take a look at my latest blog post, on why I believe the... Read more