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Leonardo da Vinci feud: The 'earlier' Mona Lisa mystery

A London family is battling an international consortium over a potentially priceless painting.

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man can go to the Louvre, court rules

Challenge by Italian heritage group threatened to disrupt deal with Paris museumLeonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man will join several works at a blockbuster exhibition on the renaissance artist’s life at the Louvre after an Italian court rejected an appeal against the drawing being lent to the Paris museum.Italia Nostra, a heritage group, recently filed a complaint saying the drawing, which is kept in a climate-controlled vault at the Accademia Gallery of Venice, was too fragile to travel and risk...
Tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Art and design, Culture, Italy, France, Paris, Museums, Europe, World news, Exhibitions, Painting, Art

The mystery of the missing Leonardo: where is Da Vinci’s $450m Jesus?

The Louvre has asked to loan Salvator Mundi for a major exhibition – but many doubt the much-disputed work will make an appearanceWill it or won’t it appear? This is the question being asked across the art world about the Salvator Mundi - the first Leonardo to be discovered for more than a century - as the Louvre prepares for its blockbuster da Vinci exhibition.With just under two weeks to go before the show opens, there are now serious doubts as to whether the star of the exhibition will be inc...
Tags: World news, Culture, Museums, Paris, Exhibitions, The art market, Leonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci Bridge Design Holds Up Even After 500 Years, MIT Proves

Researchers at MIT have proven that Leonardo da Vinci knew what he was doing when he came up with a novel bridge design that would connect Istanbul with its neighbor city Galata. At the time, it would've been the world's longest bridge, with an unprecedented single span of 790 feet -- constructed without wood planks or even mortar joints. But, unfortunately, it was only recently put to the test since the design was rejected by Sultan Bayezid II in 1502 A.D. CNET reports: "It was time-consuming, ...
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MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel (gizmodo)

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
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MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Mit, Architecture, Engineering, Bridges, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci - a Life in Drawing finishes on Sunday

I made a deliberate decision not to go to the Leonardo da Vinci - a Life in Drawing exhibition when it opened at the Queens Gallery as I knew it would be packed. However, whenever I do this, I then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Italian court blocks loan of Leonardo's famed 'Vitruvian Man' to Louvre

An Italian court has blocked the loan of a famed sketch by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre museum in Paris, ahead of a highly anticipated exhibition of the artist's greatest works.
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Leonardo da Vinci work 'too fragile' to be transported to France

Italian group refuses to loan Vitruvian Man to Louvre for 500th anniversary exhibitionA blockbuster exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s works at the Louvre could be without one of his most famous works after an Italian court suspended its loan to the Paris museum following a last-minute legal challenge.Italia Nostra, a heritage group, argued that Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man drawing, currently in Venice, was too fragile to be transported and risked being damaged by the lighting in the Louvre if displa...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Italy, Venice, Louvre, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Italia Nostra

Venice court temporarily blocks da Vinci loan to Louvre

MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended the loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. Tuesday’s decision followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been protesting the loan of the famed drawing by […]
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Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings as Visual Knowledge

The Royal Drawing School sent out an email this morning which focuses on the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Inspired by Autumn Term course, Life Drawing and Anatomy: Mechanics of the Human Form, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Anatomy, Drawing, Royal Drawing School, Art Education, Leonardo da Vinci, Art School, Making A Mark

October 2019 Eye Need to Do’s: Leonardo Da Vinci, Charlotte Perriand, Toulouse Lautrec, and Charlie Chaplin

Leonardo Da Vinci To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre is having an unprecedented exhibition. Culminating in in over 10 years of planning, the museum is organizing as many of DaVinci’s paintings as possible revolving around five core works of its collections: The Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa (which will remain in the gallery where it is normally displayed), the Saint John the Baptist, and the Saint Anne.   Pleas...
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25 Fun Facts About Food from Gastropod

The Gastropod podcast turns five years old this month and to celebrate they’ve compiled a list of 25 of their favorite fun food facts from the show’s archives. Here’s the entire list with links to each of the shows (shared with permission): 1. The Mafia got its start in the 1860s, in the lemon groves of Sicily. At the time, growing lemons was the most lucrative form of agriculture in Europe, thanks to scurvy and the British Navy. (Museums and the Mafia: The Secret History of Citrus) 2. Using g...
Tags: Europe, England, New York City, America, Royal Air Force, Mafia, George W Bush, Sicily, Olive Oil, Jason Kottke, Nigella, Jack Daniel, Leonardo da Vinci, Donald Rumsfeld, St Patrick, Kuru

The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?

In 2017, an anonymous buyer paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." But it was down to Alex Rotter, on the other end of the telephone, to make the historic bid.
Tags: Cnn, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Alex Rotter

Disputed Da Vinci Heads to Auction in NYC

Another work attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci is drawing controversy as it heads to the auction block, and commands strong condemnations from scholars. “Sometimes a work is so ridiculous and impossible that a scholar like me feels authorized to speak,” says Francesco Caglioti, an art history professor at the prestigious Scuola Normale Superiore. “This thing has […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, Scuola Normale Superiore, Francesco Caglioti

Golden ratio observed in human skulls

The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes.
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5 Questions with Carlo Moroni, Head of Brand Marketing & Communications at FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial is an Italian powerhouse that produces an engine per minute. It employs over 8,000 people globally in ten plants and seven Research and Development centres. It boasts a distribution network of 73 dealers and 800 service points around the world. In the knowledge that everyone plays an important role in the production process of each brand, FPT Industrial has recently opened itself up to the customer. Using this insight as a basis for its approach, the business has put in place a n...
Tags: Art, Advertising, Paris, Innovation, Venice, Giorgio Moroder, Turin, Leonardo da Vinci, CNH Industrial, Maurizio Cattelan, 5 Questions, FPT, Pierpaolo Ferrari, FTP Industrial, FPT Industrial, Christian Holstad

What I have learnt from my brother.

“Which of you is older and which is younger?” We get asked that ALL THE TIME! Too end the suspense, for those of you who don’t know.   I’m the younger one.   Okay, I’m not.  It’s Ali.  He’s the younger one.  Well only in age.  In several other ways, he’s much older and wiser.  I say that because I’m constantly learning from him and growing. There’s tonnes that I’ve learnt from him.  Here are the top few skills that I’d like to share. How to Read:We all read. But we don’t read...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one of the best known of Italian names, following his trail in Italy is not so simple. For example, his Mona Lisa, arguably the most famous painting in the world, is in the Louvre in Paris.…  Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy The post Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Milan, Featured, Rome, Paris, Italy, Vatican City, Venice, Florence, Turin, Tuscany, Louvre, Arts And Culture, Leonardo da Vinci

We’re Not Returning This Painting To Italy, Even If It’s A Leonardo, Swiss High Court Rules

“Switzerland’s highest court has rejected Italy’s request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border. Titled Portrait of Isabella d’Este and dated to the 16th century, the painting became the subject of an international tug-of-war after an Italian woman, Emidia Cecchini, sought to sell it in 2013.” – Reuters
Tags: Art, Italy, Switzerland, Isabella, Visual, Leonardo da Vinci, 05.29.19, Emidia Cecchini

Take the kids to … Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

This free art gallery and museum celebrates Sheffield steel along with big-name artists, including the work – and cats – of John RuskinThe 2001 opening of this art and design museum in the centre of Sheffield was the first big project for independent charity Museums Sheffield. Big-name exhibitions, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, sit alongside permanent displays of the city’s famous metalwork. Next up (29 May-15 Sept) is John Ruskin: Art and Wonder, celebrating the second centenary of Rusk...
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Salvator Mundi Work Will Not Go on View at Louvre Over Alleged Authenticity Concerns

A piece in The Guardian this week reports that the Louvre is not pursuing the Salvator Mundi for inclusion in a major Leonardo da Vinci show this year, as museum curators do not believe the work can be solely attributed to the artist.“If they did exhibit it … they would want to exhibit it as ‘workshop,’ says art historian […]
Tags: Art, News, Louvre, Art News, Minipost, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Salvator Mundi Work

‘Short of imagination’: Germaine Greer scorns Leonardo da Vinci’s art

The prolific author says the Mona Lisa looks ‘half-dead’ while speaking at Hay festivalLeonardo da Vinci, the incomparable Renaissance master? Actually, he was rather sloppy, disappointing and derivative.His greatest work, the most popular painting in the world? “The bloody Mona Lisa … this half-dead woman, this strange green-faced female.” Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Wales, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Germaine Greer, Hay Festival, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the world’s most expensive paintingSalvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will not be part of this year’s big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed.The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (£354m) at Christie’s in New York in 2017...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD? Academics say he did

New research suggests ADHD could be behind Leonardo da Vinci's series of uncompleted projects.
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Leonardo da Vinci drawings go on display at Buckingham Palace

Leonardo da Vinci's thumbprint and preparatory sketches for some of his most famous works are going on display to the public at Buckingham Palace, in what is being billed as the biggest exhibition of the artist's work in more than 65 years. Marking 500 years since his death, "Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing", which opens at The Queen's Gallery on Friday, boasts more than 200 drawings by the Renaissance artist, taken from "the unrivalled holdings" in Britain's Royal Collection. The drawing...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?

Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. 500 years after his death, King's College London researcher Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is that the great artist may have had attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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The Strikingly Beautiful Maps & Charts That Fired the Imagination of Students in the 1880s

We all remember the world maps that hung on the walls of our classrooms, the ones at which we spent countless hours staring when we couldn't focus on the lesson at hand. Did we look at them and imagine fleeing school for one of the far-off lands they pictured — or indeed finding a way to escape planet Earth itself? Such time-passing fantasies unite schoolchildren of all eras, though some eras have provided their schoolchildren richer material to fire up their imaginations than others. Take, fo...
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Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus Online

An 1119-page collection of papers known as the Codex Atlanticus has been completely digitized and put online to explore. The codex showcases Leonardo’s impressive range of interests and abilities, from flying machines to anatomy to weaponry to astronomy to engineering. Several more of Leonardo’s notebooks have been put online as well…I’ve listed all of them in this post about the Codex Forster. (via open culture) Tags: Leonardo da Vinci   books [Author: Jason Kottke]
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When did everyone decide that the photo angle for a selfie was from the perspective of someone looking down on me?

Look, it's Joe Biden, doing what I think was once just a silly, vain thing for young women to do:I know people look saggy and grumpy looking down into their phones. I was just commenting on that here, where a NYT photographer had captured people at a Biden event looking "dull and inert" in part because some were staring down into their iPhones. But just because looking down is bad doesn't mean you've got to go to the opposite extreme. Traditionally, a portrait is done looking pretty much straigh...
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