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Topic - Leonardo Da Vinci
Last week, Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" (1969) sold for an astonishing $142.4 million at a Christie's auction in New York.
It's appropriate that Leonardo da Vinci's dream and the men who eventually fulfilled it should come together, as they do for the first — and perhaps the only — time, for 40 days, starting Friday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
A 482-year-old youth has arrived in Washington as part of a campaign many see as aimed at countering Italy's current negative economic image.
Each year, many tourists journey to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, to see Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." This awe-inspiring mural, crafted between 1495 and 1498, depicts the reactions of the 12 apostles after being told by Jesus that one of them would ultimately betray him.
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"(1501-1516) is regarded as one of the world's finest masterpieces and greatest mysteries. For centuries, art historians and literary biographers have written volumes discussing every geometrical line, color, angle and shape in this beautiful painting.
Raphael, the third in the Renaissance trinity of Michaelango and Leonardo Da Vinci, is famed for his serene paintings of classic subjects _ orderly, predictable and harmonious.
The mystery behind the most enigmatic smile in art _ Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" _ just got a little more complicated.
A Zurich-based foundation says it will prove to the world Thursday that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa _ a claim doubted by at least one expert on the multifaceted Renaissance artist.
For the past dozen years, actor Tony Dow has been carving out a new career, as a sculptor with pieces that have shown at numerous venues, including what is arguably the world's premier art museum — the Louvre in Paris.
He is, and likely forever will be, best known as good old Wally Cleaver, the big brother who had to bail out a goofball sibling facing one dilemma after another on the classic TV series "Leave it to Beaver."
In the capital of one of the world's most dangerous countries, a hooded, masked man jumped out of a car on an assault mission.
He's come out of the shadows and into the world spotlight. But Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director since 2010, says that he's still a "down to earth" guy _ despite having tea with Meryl Streep and hanging out with Angelina Jolie.
The largest-ever collection of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of the human body is going on display at Buckingham Palace.
An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public Thursday at the Louvre Museum, revealing "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" in the full panoply of hues and detail painted by the Renaissance master 500 years ago.
Bark beetles and old age have damaged Leonardo da Vinci's 15th-century painting "Lady with an Ermine," but the masterpiece is still holding up well, according to a conservationist at the Polish museum where it is displayed.
"Once you have tasted flight," da Vinci wrote, "you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
"A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, an instrument which is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements," he wrote.