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Leonardo Da Vinci

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 ...

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci!

Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts

Today we are wishing the warmest of birthday wishes to our favorite artist, scientist, inventor, mathematician, musician and philosopher: Leonardo da ...

Laura Prudom

'Da Vinci's Demons' Reveals The Man Behind The Myth

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 04.12.2013 | TV

"Da Vinci's Demons" premieres on Friday, April 12 at 10 p.m. on Starz after the climactic "Spartacus" finale, leaping forward more than a thousand yea...

Da Vinci Ride Heads To Coney Island!

ARTINFO | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The last decade has been a veritable roller-coaster ride for the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, whose ever-popular name and work have landed him on countless oddball spin-off products and projects, from the ubiquitous Dan Brown novel to the new Starz action series "Da Vinci's Demons." Now, the latest Leonardo-branded whatsit is an actual roller coaster.

Da Vinci Gets 'Batman' Treatment In New TV Show

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — In these 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci, he has upstaged every genius multi-tasker in his wake. (OK, not you, Benjamin Franklin an...

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Of 'Da Vinci's Demons' With The Cast & Creator

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

When "Da Vinci's Demons" premieres on Starz (Friday, April 12 at 10 p.m. EST), viewers will be treated to a very different portrayal of the renowned a...

Arts Versus Sciences: A Dispatch From the Font Lines

John Pavley | Posted 05.02.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

The separation between arts and sciences is one of those areas where contemporary thinking has fallen behind our medieval, Roman, and Greek cultural ancestors. It's an illusion with huge unfortunate consequences.

Ron Swanson Or Mona Lisa?

Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

So this happened this week: Ron Swanson is not exactly known for his smile, so who knew the mustachioed handy-man of "Parks and Recreation" cou...

Is The Isleworth Mona Lisa Real?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

The case of the Isleworth Mona Lisa continues to get more interesting, as an art foundation in Switzerland announced this week that they have reason t...

You've Never Seen Da Vinci Like This Before

Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts

Prior to today our mental image of ultimate Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci involved a big belly, even bigger beard and an intellectual Santa Claus ...

Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King

Michael Roth | Posted 03.23.2013 | College
Michael Roth

"The Last Supper" seemed to many to be a miraculous work of art because its revolutionary combination of realism, dramatic power and attention to detail was unlike anything before. By casting light on the historical context of the work, King has enabled us to see the painting anew.

10 Myths About Leonardo da Vinci

Ross King | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Ross King

Leonardo da Vinci bears the burden of great expectations. The undeniable breadth and depth of his genius means there was, it seems, no intellectual feat of which this original Renaissance Man was incapable.

How to Discover Your Life's Path -- and Achieve Mastery [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]

Robert Greene | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Robert Greene

Many of the greatest Masters in history have confessed to experiencing some kind of force or voice or sense of destiny that has guided them forward.

The Vitruvian Man and Plastic Surgery

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Similar to Leonardo, plastic surgeons have found the concepts inherent in the Vitruvian man are useful tools rather than an end unto themselves.

Could This Be The Mona Lisa's Prequel?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Art experts this week are claiming that they have found an early version of Leonardo da Vinci's wryly smiling beauty, Mona Lisa, reports The Daily Mai...

See 'The Last Supper' Like You've Never Seen It Before

Susan Michals | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

Some may say Walker's "Last Supper" is an act of heresy; or perhaps, sacrilegious. But isn't that the goal of artistic expression -- pushing boundaries, evoking emotion (positive and negative), starting a dialogue and inciting different points of view?

Big Plans For Indianapolis Museum of Art

ARTINFO | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Today the Indianapolis Museum of Art named Dr. Charles L. Venable as its new director and CEO. Venable, who is currently the CEO and director of Louis...