Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Identified as Buyer of Record-Breaking da Vinci - WSJ
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used a distant relative as a proxy to purchase the 500-year-old “Salvator Mundi,” according to U.S. government intelligence and a Middle East art-world figure.
Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch
Dürer, born #onthisday in 1471, produced one of the largest prints ever – the Triumphal Arch for the Holy Roman Emperor. Altogether it’s nearly 3 meters tall and consists of 36 sheets of paper.
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Students Use Da Vinci Design To Build World’s Longest Ice Bridge
Last week, a team of students and volunteers in Finland started building what will be the world’s longest ice bridge, based on a design by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. Now, more than 500 year...
Russian Mona Lisa could be genuine, says art expert
A previously unknown version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa may exist in a private collection in St Petersburg. Dozens of versions of the Mona Lisa by other artists are known around the world, but S...
This Robot Of Leonardo Da Vinci Is Disturbingly Realistic
The International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX) opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight center for five days of displays and seminars on the latest robot technolo...
Mystery Of Mona Lisa's Smile 'Solved' As Experts Say Da Vinci Used The Same Illusion Years Before
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the Mona Lisa’s smile. Experts from two UK universities said that a new study of another paint...
25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum
That robbery — which included the loss of three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, a Manet and sketches by Degas — has haunted Boston, law enforcement and the art world ever since. Boston Globe reporter Stephen K...
Caravaggio's lust, talent and power
At his feet lie symbols of ambition and creativity: armour, musical instruments, mathematical tools, a crown. Cupid's insolent nakedness and provocative smile declare casually that everything, in the ...
The top 10 unforgettable faces in art
From Manet's dreamy barmaid to Warhol's multicoloured Marilyn Monroe and ancient Egypt's beauty queen … here are the painted faces you'll never forget.
The 10 greatest works of art ever
From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see ...
Blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history
In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted cast...
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
Spanish brothers scammed when attempted Goya art con backfires
Incredibly they took 1.7 million Swiss francs in photocopied bills
Giotto di Bondone
Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), known as Giotto ([ˈdʒɔtto]), was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of...
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Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ([leoˈnardo da ˈvintʃi]; 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, ...
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Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer (/ˈdʊərər, ˈdjʊər-/; [ˈalbʁɛçt ˈdyːʁɐ]; 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts (no...
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Titian
Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian (/ˈtɪʃən/), was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He w...
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Raphael
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clari...
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Tintoretto
Tintoretto [tintoˈretto] (born Jacopo Comin, late September or early October, 1518 – May 31, 1594), was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy ...
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder ([ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl]; c. 1525 – 9 September 1569) was a Dutch Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so ca...
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Paolo Veronese
Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese (1528 – 19 April 1588) was an Italian Renaissance painter based in Venice, most famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects, s...
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El Greco
El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" ("The Greek") was a nickname, a reference to...
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Frans Hals
Frans Hals the Elder (/hɑːls/; [ɦɑls]; c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter who lived and worked in Haarlem, though he was born in the Southern Netherlands (present-day Be...
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Caravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio ([karaˈvaddʒo]; Milan, 29 September 1571 – 18 July? 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610...
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Peter Paul Rubens
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (/ˈruːbənz/; [ˈrybəns]; 28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640), was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, ...
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Nicolas Poussin
Nicolas Poussin ([nikɔlɑ pusɛ̃]; 15 June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is charact...
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Diego Velázquez
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (/vəˈlɑːskeɪs, -kəs/; [ˈdjeɣo roˈðɾiɣeθ de ˈsilba i βeˈlaθkeθ]; baptized June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the cou...
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