Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait

World May 29, 2019

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait

Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border. Titled "Portrait of Isabella d'Este" and dated to the 16th ...

Tales of Leonardo, Italy's enigmatic genius

Entertainment News May 5, 2019

Tales of Leonardo, Italy's enigmatic genius

Here are some anecdotes about Leonardo's extraordinary life and work. 'Fake news' on death An 1818 painting by French artist Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres shows Leonardo breathing his last with his patron, France's King Francis I, at his bedside. The scene was inspired by an account in "Lives ...