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Leonardo Da Vinci

Art Critic Is Pretty Sure Woman Wasn't Smiling Because She Had Syphilis

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

Art critics, scholars and tourists have for centuries pored over Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th-century portrait of Francesco del Giocondo, also known as ...

Retired Doctor Unearths Lost Da Vinci Drawing Worth $16 Million

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts

A French auction house announced the discovery of what is believed to be a long-lost sketch by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. The drawi...

Questionable Leonardo. Bad Koons. Great Isabelle.

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When, in 1967, the National Gallery of Art in Washington purchased Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci from the royal family of Liechten...

On a Grand Tour

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Had I been an eccentric European aristocrat, young and male in the sixteenth century, at age eighteen I would have embarked on the classical Grand Tour.

The Tiny Detail You May Have Missed In Da Vinci's Last Supper

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion

Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" captures the moment that Jesus Christ revealed that one of his friends would betray him, an act that ultimately ...

Are You A Pink Elephant?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Once upon a time, a baby elephant was born, and their parents were so happy. But they noticed that their baby wasn't like all the other baby eleph...

These Facts From History Will Help You Believe in Yourself

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

As a women's self help writer, I get a lot of reader emails asking for advice on how to 'believe in yourself'. What I can say is that it's less about ...

The Gift YOU Are...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed by anyone you can think of who has lived before us--Michelangelo or George Was...

Was The 'Mona Lisa' Based On Leonardo's Male Lover?

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. The mysterious smile of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" has captivated viewers for generations, but t...

Are We Seeing the Bigger Picture?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

When we look closer into other's experiences and encourage them, it will move us forward emotionally. In this way, we all become masters like Da Vinci. By imitating his obsessive study of details, we too can create the most beautiful canvas possible in our own lives.

Scientists Reveal Cause Of Red Spots Ruining Leonardo Da Vinci's Self-Portrait

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts

Back in 2012, a team of experts determined that Leonardo da Vinci's only universally recognized self-portrait was damaged beyond repair, breaking the ...

The Cemeteries Are Empty

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In 2010, I took a trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute's new section on Matisse, titled 'Radical Invention'.

The Other Leonardo (da Vinci) in Our Lives

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.15.2017 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

We know that Leonardo da Vinci was a genius. He gave us many great paintings (Think Mona Lisa or La Joconde) and was the inventor of hundreds of sophi...

The Microcosm and the Macrocosm

Mario Livio | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 01.28.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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. Eve...

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

Stephanie Storey | Posted 01.20.2017 | 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 Cli...

The Giant Mechanical French Elephant You Can Ride

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.14.2017 | 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. B...

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

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts

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 12.08.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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

The International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX) opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight center for five days of ...

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 century mas...