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Leonardo Da Vinci

Google Eye Google Mind

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I experienced a sinking feeling, a mix of fear, futility and recognition, when I first saw the images generated by Google's artificial neural net, now dubbed Deep Dream.

How A Child Of Pop Culture Brings Mashups To Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Writings Show Us How A Genius Thinks

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinc...

Is That What Leonardo Da Vinci Really Looked Like?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

For centuries, a 500-year old engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi sitting in the Cleveland Museum of Art was thought to depict the Greek mythological fi...

The Mona Lisa Stolen By Museum Worker!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

On Sunday August 20, 1911, Peruggia realized what is known as the greatest art robbery of the 20th century.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

Quora | Posted 06.27.2015 | Weird News
Quora

While there is no doubt that Leonardo (he is not referred to as "Da Vinci" despite what a certain stupid novel may say) was a remarkable artist, he is often credited with influence and significance in other fields that he simply did not have.

Artists Know -- or Should Know -- the Difference Between a Series and an Edition

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A quirky question, but let's ask it anyway: If an artist decided to paint the same picture more than once -- say, Andrew Wyeth chose to do another "Christina's World" -- would that be legal? Paintings are supposed to be unique works of art, after all.

Leonardo Da Vinci Would Have Turned 563 Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts

While to the non-art lovers of the world, April 15 is known primarily as tax day, the culture fiends among us recognize this most holy of holidays as ...

Holiday Reads: 10 Recent Books on Art and Culture

John Seed | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Each writer I know offers an open door into their extended world, full of their most treasured ideas and images. Writers share what they find most valuable. In that spirit, I'm sharing 10 great books with you and paying it forward for the writers -- and artists -- who have created them.

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Findery

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

What It Means to be an Artist

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Being an artist in all its multiplicities of characteristics and talents, is among the most demanding of all demands that we can make of ourselves. We have entered a universe of complexity and simplicity, discovery and delusion. It will never finish. It will never be entirely revealed.

On William Blake's 'Newton'

Mario Livio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Scientists are not blind to the beauty of the world. When I see an image such as the one taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that was dubbed "The Rose," I believe that I am as capable to appreciate its exquisitely complex elegance as any artist.

Contemporary Artist Edel Verzijl -- Redefining Femininity

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

It is difficult enough to create an inimitable signature as a creative. It is masterful to be able to maintain that signature while shooting commercial, as well as artistic photography.

Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece Didn't Always Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.03.2014 | Science

Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but that doesn't mean he never second-guessed himself. In a new book, optical engineer Pascal Cotte expl...

Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.

The 10 Worst Things That Happened to Mona Lisa

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

French monarchs hung "her" in their baths and bedrooms. A thief snatched her from the Louvre. Nazi art looters pursued her. Vandals attacked her. Adve...

Twitter Fights of the High Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Savonarola

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
John Seed

A blog and video that recently appeared on the HuffingtonPost Arts page -- Why Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Loser (And What That Means For You) -- has apparently re-ignited a longstanding feud between Leonardo da Vinci and his frenemy Michelangelo.

Powerful Queen Sacrifices in Chess Olympiads

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

On the eve of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scheduled for the first two weeks in August, a few queen sacrifices from the past olympiads lead us to an intriguing question: when might have the queen been sacrificed for the first time?

Sex Lessons from the Old Masters (NSFW)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

With the debut of the cable series Masters of Sex, any purely art historical Google search for risque old master paintings is now totally skewed to the Showtime television program.

Why Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Loser (And What That Means For You)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts

Alright, we know what you're thinking: how dare we call Leonardo da Vinci a loser! Well, if you'll hold on for just a second, you'll not only under...

Can Mona Lisa Rest in Peace?

Dianne Hales | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Centuries after her death on July 15, 1542, Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo is still making headlines. Over the last two years journalists from around the world have descended upon Florence to report on dramatic excavations of skeletons that may--or may not--belong to Leonardo da Vinci's model and her family.

Living on the Edge

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Given the North American urban renaissance, how much development can the highly desirable edge of a park absorb? How much vertical aspiration can our horizontal ideal accommodate?

The Real Mona Lisa Turns 535

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa's life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege -- and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen.

New Technology Could Save Leonardo Da Vinci's Vanishing Portrait

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

It's been almost two years since scientists declared Leonardo Da Vinci's only universally recognized self-portrait as "damaged beyond repair." The...