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 ...

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 ...

Copies can help us see Leonardo da Vinci's original

Art Jul 7, 2015

Copies can help us see Leonardo da Vinci's original

by C.B. Liddell

Many historical exhibitions tend to be collections of whatever the museum in question can get their hands on, loosely united around a period, a theme, or the name of a famous artist. The exhibition that has just finished at the Bunkamura "Money and Beauty: ...