Tag Archives: Leonardo da Vinci

Marina Abramovic performing The Artist is Present at MoMA in 2010.


Morning Links: The Abramovic Method Edition

In response to the destruction of antiquities in Syria and Iraq, the UK’s new Conservative government has committed to ratifying the Hague Convention. [The Art Newspaper]An iconic beachfront house in Malibu, California, “one of most important remaining modern houses in … Read More

Theaster Gates.

Photo by Sara Pooley.

Morning Links: Sound Sanctuary Edition

A recently discovered 500-year-old engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a lira da braccio. If authenticated, the piece would mark only the third contemporary depiction of Leonardo to date. [Livescience]Monica Ponce de Leon will be the new dean of Princeton … Read More

Kenya's 2013 Venice Biennale Pavilion.


Morning Links: Kenya and Costa Rica Edition

The country of Japan will be donating $1 million to the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art. [Artforum]Kenya and Costa Rica have pulled their national pavilions out of the Venice … Read More

Presumed self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci.


Morning Links: Leonardo da Vinci Edition

It’s Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday today, and the biggest exhibition of his works since 1939, “Leonardo 1452-1519,” opens at the Palazzo Reale this month, coinciding with the Milan Expo 2015. The show will include Leonardo’s paintings, drawings, sketches, manuscripts and codexes, along … Read More


The Latest Leonardo Debate

The announcement of a new attribution to the Renaissance master stirs up the usual controversy Read More

News Retrospective

Retrospective: When Mona Lisa Went Back to Italy

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

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SLIDER Leonardo_Codex on the Flight of Birds

Rare Leonardos Visit New York for First Time

An intimate exhibition at the Morgan Library highlights the artist’s figure drawings, animal sketches, and studies for a magnificent flying machine Read More


Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More

News Retrospective
Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, detail, c. 1503-06, oil on poplar. MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS.

She Has a Hot Smile: Dalí on the Mona Lisa Attacks

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

Leonardo da Vinci, Virgin of the Rocks, ca. 1491–1508,  oil on poplar, thinned and cradled, 74 5⁄8" x 47 1⁄4". National Gallery.

Why ‘Leonardo’ Is a Letdown

Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery in London Read More

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm)  ⓒ 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC

UPDATED: A Long Lost Leonardo

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication Read More


The Real Thing?

A fingerprint has intensified the debate about the origin of a mysterious drawing sold at auction for $21,850. Experts don't agree whether it's a 19th–century German work or a genuine Leonardo worth $150 million. Read More


Decoding Leonardo

With a spate of suggested new attributions and a theme park devoted to his work, Leonardo da Vinci remains a source of speculation, mystery, and popular appeal. Read More


Carried Away with the Mona Lisa

In the 1970s, writer and filmmaker Joe Medeiros was reading up on Leonardo da Vinci when a sentence in Liana Bortolon’s book The Life and Times of Leonardo caught his eye. It mentioned the infamous theft of August 21, 1911, … Read More