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Leonardo da Vinci


Mona Lisa up for auction? Not quite

June 14, 2021 10:31 am

The painting was done by an unknown artist in the early 17th century, around 100 years after the original by the Italian Renaissance master entered the royal collection of Francois I, Christie's said

Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Head of Bear' drawing seen fetching up to $16 million

May 10, 2021 11:56 am

That could beat the 2001 sale for Da Vinci's Horse and Rider for more than 8 million pounds, a record for a drawing by the Italian Renaissance master, according to Christie's

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

January 21, 2021 1:48 pm

The painting is a copy of the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) by Leonardo that sold for a record $450 million at a Christie's auction in 2017

Prince Charles launches sustainable fashion line with luxury retailer

November 13, 2020 1:20 pm

The designs are inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and the "convergence of art and science" in his works, apart from the sartorial preferences of the retailer's existing customers

Leonardo da Vinci couldn't complete the Mona Lisa as he suffered from 'claw hand': Study

May 06, 2019 2:45 pm

Doctors in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine have concluded that the hand impairment was caused by a nerve damage. This made it difficult for the artist to hold a palette and brush.

Leonardo da Vinci's 500th death anniversary: A look at the artist's most famous works

May 02, 2019 3:19 pm

Many of his paintings have been lost, destroyed or over-painted but some of his artworks became iconic gaining worldwide acclaim for their realistic appeal.

Lost and still not found: Artworks that went missing in the last century

April 02, 2019 12:28 pm

Is the most expensive artwork sold at an auction, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, missing? A look at its mysterious past and some other masterpieces that are missing.

A Leonardo made a $450 million splash, now there’s no sign of it

March 31, 2019 9:41 pm

Martin Kemp, an Oxford art historian who has studied the painting, described it as “a kind of religious version of the ‘Mona Lisa'” and Leonardo’s “strongest statement of the elusiveness of the divine.”

Eye disorder helped Da Vinci create masterpiece sculptures and paintings

October 22, 2018 4:56 pm

With this condition known as strabismus, a study has found that Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye condition that gave him an unusual ability to recreate three-dimensional shapes in his sculptures and paintings.

Indian-origin researcher explains da Vinci's 'hydraulic jump'

August 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Since the 1820s scientists have believed that hydraulic jumps occur partly as a result of the gravitational pull.