Controversial restoration of da Vinci's last painting completed

Over the past 18 months, the art world has held its collective breath to see the results of the Louvre's restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's last work The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, but the wait is now over. (photo)

The restored painting is now the centerpiece of the museum's exhibit Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinciís ultimate masterpiece, which also includes "130 preparatory drawings and studies by Leonardo and his apprentices."

The controversial restoration was undertaken using state-of-the-art techniques to clean the painting, leading some experts to complain that the colors were now too bright.