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  • Leonardo da Vinci, self-portrait, ca. 1512.
Credit: Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy

    The Da Vinci codex: Treasured sketches of flight on rare display at Smithsonian

    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.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Leonardo and the Last Supper’

    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.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Mona Lisa’

    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.

  • Louvre reveals dark faces of Old Master Raphael

    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.

  • Isleworth Mona Lisa conjures new art world mystery

    The mystery behind the most enigmatic smile in art _ Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" _ just got a little more complicated.

  • Group claims Da Vinci painted early Mona Lisa work

    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.

  • Leonardo's anatomical studies to go on show in UK

    The largest-ever collection of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of the human body is going on display at Buckingham Palace.

  • The real da Vinci code: Louvre unlocks last work

    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.

  • Tests reveal aging of da Vinci masterpiece

    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.

  • Tests show aging of Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece

    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.

  • Researchers believe Giorgio Vasari's fresco bearing the words "Cerca trova" (Seek and you shall find) painted on a wall in Florence, Italy, covers Leonardo da Vinci's lost painting titled "The Battle of Anghiari." (National Geographic via Associated Press)

    Solving da Vinci mural mystery

    Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16th-century fresco painted on the wall of one of the most famous buildings in Florence.

  • Lost mural by Leonardo may have been discovered

    Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16th-century fresco painted on the wall of one of Florence's most famous buildings.

  • 'Mona Lisa' copy draws crowds at Spain's Prado

    Crowds gathered Tuesday at Madrid's Prado Museum to view a copy of the "Mona Lisa" for the first time since restoration revealed it was almost certainly painted by one of Leonardo da Vinci's apprentices as he worked on the original.

  • Spain says Mona Lisa copy done along with original

    Spain's Prado Museum says it has a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" that was painted at the same time as the original in the same studio, perhaps making it the earliest replica of the masterpiece.

  • `Mona Lisa' copy done around time of original

    Spain's Prado Museum said Wednesday it has a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" that one of his students painted in the studio where the masterpiece was completed.

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