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 ...

Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

Business / Tech Jul 29, 2018

Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. Now his baroque paintings are jolting the internet. Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook because they cannot promote Flemish masters, including ...

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

World May 27, 2018

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack

One of Russia's most famous paintings, which depicts Czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole after drinking vodka. The canvas, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581," ...