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.
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
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...
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...
9 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo
On the 540th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the artist often called “the Divine One.”
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
The Mind of Leonardo - The Universal Genius at Work: Institute and Museum of the History of Science
Online version of an exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci at the Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy from March 28, 2006 to January 7, 2007.
The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
An ever-growing collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci thumbnailed and available for downloading.
How to Tour Michelangelo’s Rome
The Renaissance artist called art “a wife” and his works “my children.” Visit these five sites in the Italian capital and the Vatican to pay homage to his legacy
Benvenuto Cellini - Perseus with the head of Medusa by Cellini
Fotografias da escultura Perseu com a cabeça de Medusa do escultor Benvenuto Cellini. localizada na Piazza della Signoria em Florença. AS forografias sõa de ...
Lucchese School
The Lucchese School, also known as the School of Lucca and as the Pisan-Lucchese School, was a school of painting and sculpture that flourished in the 11th and 12th centuries in western and southern T...
Florentine School
The Florentine School refers to artists in, from, or influenced by the naturalistic style developed in the 14th century, largely through the efforts of Giotto di Bondone, and in the 15th century the l...
Sienese School
The Sienese School of painting flourished in Siena, Italy between the 13th and 15th centuries and for a time rivaled Florence, though it was more conservative, being inclined towards the decorative be...
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.
Rodolfo Ceccotti
Rodolfo Ceccotti was born in 1945 in Florence, Italy, where he lives and works as a painter and printmaker. After teaching in Carrara, he became a lecturer in Printmaking Techniques at the Fine Art Ac...
Ventura Salimbeni
Ventura di Archangelo Salimbeni (also later called Bevilacqua; 20 January 1568 – 1613) was an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker and among the last representatives of a style influenced by...
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
Taddeo Landini
Taddeo Landini (c. 1561 – March 13, 1596) was an Italian sculptor and architect of the Mannerist period, active mainly in his native Florence and after 1580, in Rome.
His initial training was in T...
Bartolommeo Ligozzi
Bartolommeo Ligozzi was a 17th-century Italian painter who specialized in still-life paintings of flowers and genre subjects. He was the nephew of Jacopo Ligozzi. Born in Verona, Ligozzi flourished at...
Lorenzo di Credi
Lorenzo di Credi (c. 1459 – January 12, 1537) was an Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor. He first influenced Leonardo da Vinci and then was greatly influenced by him.
Born in Florence,...
Anastasio Fontebuoni
Anastasio Fontebuoni (also spelt Anastazio Fontebuoni, or Anastagio Fontebuoni) (1571–1626) was an Italian painter of the Baroque, native of Florence. Fontebuoni proved to be one of the Florentine pai...
Viola organista
The viola organista is an experimental musical instrument designed by Leonardo da Vinci. It uses a friction belt to vibrate individual strings (similar to how a violin produces sounds), with the strin...
Michelangelo (crater)
Michelangelo is a 216 km diameter impact basin in the Michelangelo quadrangle of Mercury, which is named after this crater. The crater itself is named after the artist Michelangelo. It is located at 4...