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Mona Lisa

Get An Art History Lesson From The World's Most Ambivalent Egg

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 04.13.2017 | Arts

For everyone who has off days, can’t get out of bed or deeply feels the futility of everyday life, there’s Gudetama, Sanrio’s fried egg who cons...

15 Fabulous Things Every Woman Should Do While Traveling Solo

PureWow | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel

Why is traveling solo so wonderful? Let us count the ways: no one rushing you through a museum you paid $25 to enter, no one slowing you down on your ...

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 ...

Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable col...

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 ...

Past Armageddon and on to Zippori, one of Israel's Premier Archaeological Sites: Spring Break 2016, Breaking Bad on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.24.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you're driving up Israel's coast, turn inland past Armageddon, site of the fortified biblical town of Megiddo that served 3,000 years ago as the ro...

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...

Art Experts Might Have Found A Second 'Mona Lisa'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts

Art experts are currently examining a mysterious painting housed in a St. Petersburg private collection, believed to be a second version of Leonardo d...

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.

The Newest Mona Lisa Mystery Is A Doozy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts

For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiorit...

Without Skull, Experts Can't Say If Bones Belong To Mona Lisa Model

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts

Researchers testing bone fragments thought to be from the body of a woman who some contend was the model for the Mona Lisa said Thursday that their fi...

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

In the early morning of Monday, Aug. 21, 1911, the world's most what is now the world's most famous painting, the "Mona Lisa," was stolen from its gla...

7 Surprising Secrets About the Real Mona Lisa

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.18.2016 | 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...

Can We Please Talk About This Very Tiny Unicorn

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

Once upon a time, circa 1505 or 1506, the great High Renaissance painter Raphael painted a little known worked titled "Portrait of a Lady with a Unico...

Art Digest: How to Rob a Bank and (Not Quite) Get Away With It

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 07.24.2016 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art is testing new frontiers. In this week's digest, artists are pushing their limits and bringing their art to whole new places. We'll see how performance art fares the legal system, how Renaissance art handles cutting edge technology, and how super tiny art takes on the vast outer space.

The Living Mona Lisa Follows You With Her Eyes

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
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A lurching floorboard creaks. An ambient howl fills a stuffy hallway. Suddenly, you notice that the paintings on the walls seem to follow you with the...

The Mona Lisa Stolen By Museum Worker!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

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

A New 'Mona Lisa' Theory Suggests She's Leonardo's Mother And A Chinese Slave

artnet | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso Photo via: Yoomee The elusive identity of the Mona Lisa, one of art hist...

5 Famous Stolen Pieces of Art (and Where to See Them)

Shermans Travel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Because art theft seems to always be in the news -- see: Picasso thieves finally on trial; art recently stolen from Cairo Museum of Islamic Art; and a stolen painting of Elton John from an English pub -- here's where you can see world-famous art that's been stolen (and recovered) over time.

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

If you are going to Paris only once, plan to spend three weeks in the city, a treat never to be forgotten.

If Famous Paintings Could Text, They Might Sound Just Like Us

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

If only these walls -- or the paintings on them -- could talk. Well, now they can. Or they can text, at least. Thanks to the Tumblr blog "If Pa...

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...

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.