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Leonardo Da Vinci

The Microcosm and the Macrocosm

Mario Livio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science
Mario Livio

While today the fact that the laws of physics have universal validity has become common knowledge, we are still occasionally surprised when we discover that phenomena on very different scales (that are governed by rather different mechanisms) exhibit very similar patterns.

Doing Everything Makes You Less Productive: Here's Why

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Many people think that they need to be good in everything before they can live very successful lives. I disagree. Success depends on how well...

Falling In Luft with Lorna - at Feinstein's 54 Below

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

In the 1977 hit Annie Hall, Alvy (Woody Allen) Singer stops his new cabaret singer crush Annie (Diane Keaton) Hall on the street, in an awkward attemp...

CES 2016 Las Vegas: Sin City Meets Yoga Girl

Christine Martitz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Martitz

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (photo courtesy Christine Martitz) With a touch of a button, a swipe of the finger, we crave instant gratification. Ev...

How Rivals Help You Win: From Clinton v. Sanders to Michelangelo v. Leonardo

Stephanie Storey | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Storey

While watching the Democratic Debate on Monday Night (the last before the Iowa caucuses), I was struck by how important Bernie Sanders and Hillary C...

The Giant Mechanical French Elephant You Can Ride

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

"Les Machines de l'île" is a fantasy artistic project created by François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice -- a crossover dream mixing Jules Verne's invented worlds with the mechanical universe imagined by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.

Students Build An Ice Bridge Based On Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. Leonardo da Vinci is commonly known for painting the most famous portrait in the world, the Mona Lisa....

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Should a Woman Use a Masculine Pen Name?

Stephanie Storey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Stephanie Storey

When asked, I said it was to honor my husband. I didn't take his last name, Gandolfi, when we married because Storey was too perfect for a writer to give up. "S.G." was a nod to him. I also said it seemed romantic to write under a pen name. One name for me; one name for my author self.

Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

This Robot Of Leonardo Da Vinci Is Disturbingly Realistic

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology

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Notorious Art Forger Claims Credit For A Leonardo Da Vinci Drawing

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

Until very recently, the image above, titled "La Bella Principessa," was known by amateur and expert art historians to be the work of 15th centu...

Video Travel Bite: Amboise, France

Rick Steves | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today at Clos-Lucé, the French mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years.

Artists Need to Make Peace With the Academic Life

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It is said that when the Italian Renaissance artist Verrocchio saw the work of his student, Leonardo da Vinci, he decided to quit painting since he knew that his work had certainly been surpassed.

Designing Dreams: A Talk With Alessandro Colombo of the Istituto Europeo del Design in Florence, Italy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.

Balancing Right and Left and Learning to Become a 'Whole-Brain' Thinker: Arte/Scienza! Your Health Destiny Meets How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Series: Part 5

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Do you consider yourself "right brained" or "left brained"? Do you tend to analyze, rely on logic and pay attention to details? Or are you highly ima...

7 Surprising Secrets About the Real Mona Lisa

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mystery may always swirl around this most famous of paintings and its subject, but one thing remains certain: Five centuries after a genius immortalized her, the world cannot stop looking at the Renaissance woman whom everyone recognizes -- and whose secrets we are just getting to know.

Scientists Discover Mona Lisa Isn't The Only Painted Lady Rocking The 'Mona Lisa Smile'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

The mystery of Mona Lisa's smile is probably one of the first things you learned about in art class. But it turns out Mona Lisa may not be the only pa...

Experience the Music of Fausto Roma's Art!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

For the past forty years, Italian artist Fausto Roma has consistently made art an integral part of his life. Living in his studio he creates every single day. His latest series was inspired by music.

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.