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 ...

Portrait identified as second known of Leonardo da Vinci

Art May 2, 2019

Portrait identified as second known of Leonardo da Vinci

A 500-year-old sketch of a bearded man was on Thursday revealed to be one of only two surviving portraits of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci made during his lifetime. The drawing, believed to have been made by an assistant, is part of the Royal Collection ...

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

World Mar 29, 2019

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

It was once decried as an architectural "obscenity," but as the Louvre's glass pyramid turned 30 on Friday, it had long since become a cherished icon of the French capital. One eminent writer called for revolt in the streets when French President Francois Mitterrand's flamboyant ...

Russian police detain suspect after bold gallery heist

World / Crime & Legal Jan 28, 2019

Russian police detain suspect after bold gallery heist

Russian police said they have detained a suspect after a painting was stolen from a Moscow gallery Sunday, when the thief strolled unchallenged past visitors who mistook him for an employee. Red-faced officials said security would be stepped up at the State Tretyakov Gallery following ...