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See Intricate Details in Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in a New Gigapixel Image

The Royal Academy of Arts and Google teamed up on a high-resolution scan of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper painted by his students. Even though the top part of the original is not depicted, this copy is said to be “the most accurate record of the original” and since the actual mural by Leonardo is in poor shape, this copy is perhaps the best way to see what Leonardo intended. This version was made around the same time as Leonardo made his original. It’s oil paint on canvas, whe...
Tags: Google, Royal Academy of Arts, Jesus, Napoleon, Jason Kottke, Judas, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Royal Academy, Saint Simon, Haltadefinizione Image Bank


An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


See Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ Online Far More Clearly Than It Looks In Person

“When he painted it, Leonardo used an experimental technique using egg tempera and oil paint on plaster, so it began to fade soon after it was completed. Luckily, Leonardo’s pupils created a copy using oil paint on canvas that has better stood the test of time. Now, that oil painting is available online after a partnership between England’s Royal Academy of Arts and Google Arts & Culture.” – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Google, Art, England, Royal Academy of Arts, Visual, Leonardo, 06.22.20


"Is it me, or do we seem to have a problem with sculpture today? I don’t mean contemporary sculpture..."

"... whose fashionable stars (see Koons, Murakami et alia) pander to our appetite for spectacle and whatever’s new. I don’t mean ancient or even non-Western sculpture, either. I mean traditional European sculpture — celebrities like Bernini and Rodin aside — and American sculpture, too: the enormous universe of stuff we come across in churches and parks, at memorials and in museums like the Bode. The stuff Barnett Newman, the Abstract Expressionist painter, notoriously derided as objects we bump...
Tags: Law, San Francisco, Blogging, Sculpture, Protests, Manhattan, Richard Serra, Rodin, Bernini, Picasso, Hegel, Leonardo, Junipero Serra, Barnett Newman, Michael Kimmelman, Charles Baudelaire


Biology in art: Genetic detectives ID microbes suspected of slowly ruining humanity's treasures

New from Leonardo da Vinci DNA Project collaborators:1) A study led by the J. Craig Venter Institute of microbial settlers on old paintings and sculptures, charting a potential path for preserving, restoring, and confirming the geographic origin of some of humanity's greatest treasures.2) Two studies by David S. Thaler, University of Basel, of Leonardo's keen visual acuity -- e.g. he could see more 'frames per second' than most people -- and how that was reflected in his observations and art.
Tags: Science, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, J Craig Venter Institute, David S Thaler University of Basel


Artificial Intelligence Brings to Life Figures from 7 Famous Paintings: The Mona Lisa, Birth of Venus & More

Denis Shiryaev is an AI wizard who has liberally applied his magic to old film—upscaling, colorizing, and otherwise modernizing scenes from Victorian England, late Tsarist Russia, and Belle Époque Paris. He trained machines to restore the earliest known motion picture, 1888’s Roundhay Garden Scene and one of the most mythologized works of early cinema, the Lumière Brothers 50-second Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station. Shiryaev’s casual distribution of these efforts on YouTube can ma...
Tags: Google, Art, England, Technology, College, Russia, Software, Creativity, Nvidia, Rembrandt, Mona Lisa, Hummingbird, Victorian England, Grant Wood, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo


Transfer News: Cavani And Thiago Silva Set To Leave Paris St-Germain

Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva are set to leave Paris St-Germain this summer after the conclusion of the club’s Champions League campaign in August. The 33-year-old Cavani is PSG’s record scorer with 200 goals and the 35-year-old Silva is club captain. “It was a difficult decision to make – they are players who made their mark on the club’s history,” sporting director Leonardo told Le Journal du Dimanche. “The stories were so beautiful. But, yes, we are coming to the end.” He added: “We had to ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Paris, Ligue 1, Real Madrid, Transfers, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Psg, Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Mauro Icardi


Cavani & Silva to leave PSG after Champions League - Leonardo

Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva are set to leave Paris St-Germain after the conclusion of the club's Champions League campaign in August.
Tags: News, Psg, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Cavani, Paris St Germain, Leonardo, Silva


Out of contract pair Thiago Silva and Cavani to leave PSG

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that veteran duo Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani will not stay with the French champions with their contracts due to expire at the end of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Psg, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Afp, Cavani, Leonardo, AFP Paris Saint Germain


Leonardo's 'Vitruvian Man' Ideal Isn't Far Off Modern Measures

Title: Leonardo's 'Vitruvian Man' Ideal Isn't Far Off Modern MeasuresCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
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A Museum Canceled a Show About Police Brutality. Here’s the Art.

MoCA Cleveland has apologized to the artist Shaun Leonardo, whose charcoal drawings represent victims of police violence.
Tags: Art, News, Censorship, Museums, Black People, John, Police Brutality, Cleveland, Trayvon, King, Gray, Rice, Black Lives Matter Movement, Martin, Garner, Snyder


A Museum Canceled a Show About Police Brutality. Now It Has Regrets.

MoCA Cleveland has apologized to the artist Shaun Leonardo, whose charcoal drawings represent victims of police violence.
Tags: Art, News, Censorship, Museums, Black People, John, Police Brutality, Cleveland, Trayvon, King, Gray, Rice, Black Lives Matter Movement, Martin, Garner, Snyder


When did political leaders first start showing their teeth in official photographs?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was looking at Wikipedia's list of Vice Presidents of the United States to try to answer a question I had about former Vice Presidents who run for the presidency.Most of these VPs are not smiling at all, and it seems that only a hint of a smile seemed consistent with the exercise of political power. They look grumpy to us today, but presumably the idea was to look completely serious. We expect smiles now. The emergence of teeth comes in 1953 with Richa...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Kodak, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, History, United States, Winston Churchill, Brazil, Biden, Donald Trump, Apes, Teeth, Kennedy


UK: International Construction: On-Demand Bonds & Guarantees - First Judicial Guidance On URDG 758 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

In Leonardo S.p.A v. Doha Bank Assurance Company LLC1 the Appellate Division of the Qatar Financial Centre in a Judgement handed down by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Justice Chelva Rajah SC and Justice Ali Malek QC...
Tags: UK, News, Thomas, Leonardo, Appellate Division, Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld LLP, Qatar Financial Centre, Doha Bank Assurance Company, Cwmgiedd Justice Chelva Rajah SC


Transfer News: Chelsea Enter The Mauro Icardi Bidding War

Chelsea are reportedly in the hunt for Mauro Icardi, as PSG struggle to agree a permanent transfer for the on loan striker with his parent club Inter Milan. The Argentina international joined the Ligue 1 champions, awarded the 2019-20 title after the season in France was cancelled last month, on a season-long-loan at a cost of €13m, scoring 20 goals in 31 competitive games. PSG had an option to make the loan permanent for €70m. With Edinson Cavani leaving on a free transfer, PSG are keen to do ...
Tags: France, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A, Transfers, Argentina, Diego Costa, Olivier Giroud, Borussia Dortmund, Stamford Bridge, Inter Milan, Psg


A new urban air mobility startup has been operating in secret with aims to begin testing its own electric VTOL aircraft by 2021

A new urban air mobility startup, Archer, was publicly announced on Thursday with aims to create a sustainable electric vertical take-off and land aircraft. Archer was started by entrepreneurs Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein with engineers from established industry leaders like Joby, Wisk, Airbus, and others, developing the eVTOL. The new aircraft will be able to fly 60 miles with four passengers at speeds of around 150 miles per hour, the company's founders told Business Insider. Visit Busine...
Tags: Boston, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Nasa, Manhattan, Archer, Airbus, Boeing, Marc Lore, Federal Aviation Administration, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Vtol, Dallas Texas, Leonardo


32 Inspiring Quotes on Mastery

"Mastery" is a fascinating phenomenon -- one that many people speak about, but few attain. Is it possible? Yes, it is. But what is it really? Ah... now that's the question, isn't it? The dictionary defines mastery as "possession or display of great skill or technique." OK. Good start. If you're fluent in French, for example, you have a mastery of the language. If you win every game of chess, you show a mastery of the game. Skill is necessary, of course, in order to be a Master, but it not suf...
Tags: Innovation, Best Practices, Leonardo


Close your eyes and imagine seeing the art world's treasures as if for the first time | Laura Cumming

The museums of Europe have begun reopening their doors to art lovers desperate to see old favourites and new worksI am cursing my bad luck not to be stuck in lockdown in the Prado. A friend wishes she had stowed away in a closet before they bolted the doors of the National Gallery. Others would give anything for a week in the Rijksmuseum, a day in the Uffizi, an hour with Rembrandt or Vermeer, even just a few minutes with a Samuel Palmer moonscape in the Ashmolean or a Turner sunrise at Tate Bri...
Tags: Art, Europe, Utah, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Rembrandt, Prado, Robert Smithson, Leonardo, Laura Cumming, Great Salt Lake, James Turrell


"On the Hook, Squirming": 10 notes on the Debate Over The Wolf of Wall Street

1) How does one square an aesthetic appreciation for The Wolf of Wall Street with Jordan Belfort's real-life deplorable treatment of his victims? How much does Wolf succeed because it partakes in Belfort's cynical sales techniques, thereby making audiences just as gullible to what the movie has to sell? At what point does Martin Scorsese's lovingly rendered satirical portrait of Belfort's conspicuous consumption become a celebration of the venality of the 1%?In an attempt to answer these questio...
Tags: Movies, America, Leonardo Dicaprio, Leo, Hitler, Honda, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Margot Robbie, Martin Scorsese, Wolf, Martin, Rachel, Marty, Leonardo, Jordan Belfort, Popeye


An Obituary for an Extraordinary Ordinary Man

Cesar Quirumbay worked for some of America’s most prominent men. Very few blessed by his handiwork ever knew his name.
Tags: News, America, Ben, Crowe, DiCaprio, Russell, Leonardo, Stiller, Labor and Jobs, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Cesar Quirumbay


"On the Hook, Squirming": 10 notes on the Debate Over The Wolf of Wall Street

1) How does one square an aesthetic appreciation for The Wolf of Wall Street with Jordan Belfort's real-life deplorable treatment of his victims? How much does Wolf succeed because it partakes in Belfort's cynical sales techniques, thereby making audiences just as gullible to what the movie has to sell? At what point does Martin Scorsese's lovingly rendered satirical portrait of Belfort's conspicuous consumption become a celebration of the venality of the 1%?In an attempt to answer these questi...
Tags: Movies, America, Leo, Hitler, Honda, Martin Scorsese, Wolf, Martin, Rachel, Marty, Leonardo, Jordan Belfort, Popeye, Wolfie, Belfort, The Kennedy Center Marty You


‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Get a Batch of Cool and Gorgeous New Prints

Since we’re all stuck at home right now, there’s no better time to start collecting some new pop culture art for your walls. If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bottleneck Gallery has you covered with a collection of outstanding new prints from artists Gerry Cleary, Matt Dye, Cliff Cramp and James Bousema. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles prints feature both the original 1990 live-action movie and the beloved animated series. Meanwhile, a batch of Lord of ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Fantasy, Animation, Leo, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, Tmnt, Cool Stuff, Grey, Neil, Leonardo, J R R Tolkien, Moria, Gandalf, Rivendell, Comic Book/Superhero


Leonardo: First Look at Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in New Series

Leonardo: First Look at Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in New Series A new clip from the upcoming series Leonardo has been released, featuring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark) as Leonardo da Vinci in the drama co-created by Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle). You can check out the video below (via Deadline)! RELATED: Sony Taps Bloodshot’s David S.F. Wilson for Influx Adaptation The clip, released to celebrate the birthday of the great artist, engineer, and inventor, highlighting...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, France, Sony, TV News, Sony Pictures Television, Aidan Turner, Turner, Golden Globe, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Spotnitz, Lux Vide, RTVE


First Look: ‘Poldark’ Star Aidan Turner as Leonardo da Vinci in Sony Drama from Euro Broadcasters

Here’s a first look at Irish “Poldark” star Aidan Turner as legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci in upcoming international co-production “Leonardo,” set to be released next year. The first glimpse of Turner as da Vinci shows him learning his craft as a young apprentice and then reaching for greatness with his commission to paint The […]
Tags: News, Global, Aidan Turner, Turner, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, RAI, Frank Spotnitz, Sony Drama


You Know You’re Gay When…

You Know You’re Gay When… Lyle Waggoner made me gay. He was the centerfold in Playgirl, 1974. CHAPTER 4 YOU KNOW YOU’RE GAY WHEN… You know what color chartreuse is. You have used chartreuse in a sentence. You wear chartreuse.                   For millions of red-blooded American boys and girls—heck, not just Americans but anyone in the world with red blood—coming out of the closet to your family takes a bit of doing. Perhaps “takes a bit of doing” is putting it mildly since one tends to agon...
Tags: France, Russia, UPS, Breaking Newzzz, Last Five Minutes of Fame, Karen, Gay, David, Paris, Italy, Dallas, Rob, The Wizard Of Oz, Jack, Dorothy, Florence


Iconic Art & Design Reimagined for the Social Distancing Era

While it predates the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying social distancing by several years, José Manuel Ballester’s Concealed Spaces project reimagines iconic works of art without the people in them (like what’s happening to our public spaces right now). No one showed up for Leonardo’s Last Supper: Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights is perhaps just as delightful without people: And Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus has been rescheduled: Ben Greenman, Andy Baio, and Pac...
Tags: Coca Cola, Jos, Times Square, Jason Kottke, Leonardo, Botticelli, Hieronymus Bosch, Andy Baio, Roberto Fernandez, Ben Greenman, Paco Conde, Jure Tovrljan, Manuel Ballester, Ben Greenman Andy Baio, Paco Conde Roberto Fernandez, Jose Manuel Ballester Jure Tovrljan


Bryusov’s Fiery Angel.

I’ve had a beat-up copy of the famous symbolist novel Огненный ангел (The Fiery Angel) for a couple of decades now — it’s one of the many books I grabbed when the late lamented Donnell Branch was selling off its stock as fast as it could deaccession it — and it seemed the obvious follow-up to Merezhkovsky’s Leonardo, so I finally read it. As I read, I kept changing my mind about it. Going in, I knew two things: that it was about philosophico-mystical goings-on in 16th-century Germany, and that ...
Tags: Germany, Uncategorized, Spain, Danube, Cologne, Linguistics, Raphael, Rhine, Peter, Alexander, Leonardo, Nina, Gogol, Renata, Nabokov, New Spain


The Books We Can Use to Rebuild Civilization, Selected by Neal Stephenson, Brian Eno, Tim O’Reilly & More

With so many of us across the world stuck at home, humanity's thoughts have turned to what we'll do when we can resume our normal lives. This time of quarantine, lockdown, and other forms of isolation urges us to reflect, but also to read — and in many cases to read the important books we'd neglected in our pre-coronavirus lives. Quite a few such volumes appear in the Long Now Foundation's "Manual for Civilization," which longtime Open Culture readers will remember us featuring not long after i...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Ray Bradbury, Britain, Winston Churchill, Albert Camus, Brian Eno, Seoul, Neal Stephenson, Leo Tolstoy, Northern Europe, Richard Feynman, Roger Penrose, Rose, Foundation


Gov’t Of Catalonia Paid For Documentaries Saying That Cervantes, Shakespeare, Columbus, And Leonardo Were Catalan

The government of the independence-minded Spanish region gave €3 million in subsidies to media companies connected to the New History Institute (INH) and paid €184,000 for the rights to six INH documentaries — films arguing that Cervantes and Shakespeare were a single individual who wrote in Catalan (and that the Spanish Inquisition suppressed his true identity), that Leonardo da Vinci was Catalan, and that not only was Christopher Columbus Catalan but Erasmus of Rotterdam was his illegitimate ...
Tags: Art, Media, Catalonia, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Rotterdam, Erasmus, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, 03.09.20, New History Institute INH, Cervantes Shakespeare Columbus, Christopher Columbus Catalan


Missing ‘Gomorrah’? Watch This

While we wait for new seasons of TV’s best mafia drama, Amazon Prime Video offers a reasonable facsimile with the globe-trotting thriller “Zerozerozero.”
Tags: Dane, Television, News, Andrea, Gabriel, Leonardo, Byrne, DeHaan, Amazon.com Inc, Riseborough, Fasoli, Sollima, Stefano (1966-, Zerozerozero (TV Program