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What It Means to be an Artist

Tony Woodcock | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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...

The 'Mona Lisa' Just Might Be History's First 3D Image, Researchers Claim

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Leonard da Vinci was the original Renaissance man, dabbling in not just art, but anatomy, geology, botany, cartography, mathematics, literature and mu...

Jesus' Sex Life on the 'Down Low'

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I just find it hard to believe that this wandering rabbi and his gang of 12 surely horny men were unmarried and celibate.

There's A New Theory About Mona Lisa

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

Why is Leonardo da Vinci's great lady smiling? The question has plagued art historians for centuries as researchers have sought to solve the elusiv...

Did 'Perfect' Man Have Imperfect Privates?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science

Leonardo da Vinci made it his mission to sketch the male body with ideal human proportions in the late 1400s. But it turns out, his "Vitruvian Man" ma...

More Die of Heartbreak: Chuckie Campbell Rhymes Again

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

What's different about this rapper compared to others? He is also a professor who teaches English at Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY. Hence, what he brings to the plate of hip-hop is his love for the intellect.

Da Vinci Mural Discovered Under Layers Of Paint

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

Restorers working on renovations for the Sforza Castle in Italy got quite a shock this week when they peeled away several coats of paint to reveal par...

Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.

Possible Da Vinci Painting Uncovered

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

Locked up in a Swiss vault, among many items in a family's private collection, the portrait of Isabella d’Este remained hidden from the world. The o...

Talking about Art is like Dancing about Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson, famously said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Every time I go on the air ...

Mona Lisa Mystery May Finally Be Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Researchers in Florence, Italy, are opening a centuries-old family tomb in hopes of solving one of the art world's most pressing mysteries. The tomb i...

LOOK: This Mona Lisa Is Smaller Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weird News

Squinting won't be enough to see this masterpiece. Students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have recreated the Mona Lisa, but you'll need a ...