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 ...

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: ...

'Early Mona Lisa' traced to English country home

World / Offbeat Dec 16, 2014

'Early Mona Lisa' traced to English country home

Researchers into the provenance of a painting dubbed the "Early Mona Lisa" reported on Monday they had identified an English noble who probably bought it in Italy in the late 18th century and a country house where it was found in 1911. The revelations came ...

Sometimes it's hard for Leonardo to impress

Art May 23, 2013

Sometimes it's hard for Leonardo to impress

by C.B. Liddell

The reputation of Leonardo da Vinci is like an inverted pyramid — a massive, impressive structure that can draw a vast audience, but stands on an extremely narrow base. Although regarded as one of the "Big Three" artists of the Renaissance — along with ...