The Battle of Cascina occurred between Florence and it’s rival, Pisa, on July 28, 1364. In the autumn of 1504, The Republic of Florence commissioned Michelangelo to create a fresco memorializing the victorious battle. Michelangelo’s fresco was to be hung in the new Florentine State Hall, the Palazzo Vecchio, opposite a fresco by Leonardo da Vinci depicting the Battle of Anghiari. Unfortunately neither Michelangelo nor da Vinci completed their battle scenes and the grand project was never realized. Some say da Vinci experienced technical difficulties, others that he was called away; Michelangelo was distracted from the work when he received an urgent summons from Pope Julius II. Michelangelo working from …..
Leonardo di Vinci is an inaccurate reference to the world renown artist, daedal inventor. The correct spelling is actually, Leonardo da Vinci. The late Italian’s innovations just happen to be on loan in St. Louis, Missouri. The momentous exhibit marks the first time that the DaVinci Machines Exhibition has ever been in North America. The 6o+ collection encompasses famous inventions, such as”Da Vinci Mechanical Lion,” reflecting when the Da Vinci’s robot lion was gifted to the King of France. The extended show ends on March 31st in St. Louis (and is open daily from 10 a.m to 6 p.m). The location of the Da Vinci Machines Exhibit is 800 Market Street | St. …..