09 juillet 2011

A lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been identified in an American collection

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. Photo: Robert Simon, Tim Nighswander. NEW YORK, NY.- A lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been identified in an American collection and will be exhibited for the first time this November. Titled Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) and dating around 1500, the newly discovered masterpiece depicts a half-length figure of Christ facing frontally, holding a crystal orb in his left hand as... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2011

Royal Collection Exhibitions Across the UK will Celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012

Snuff box made for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, c.1770-75. Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LONDON.- The Royal Collection today announced a programme of exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a touring exhibition to five UK venues to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee next year. Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection, said, ‘Our exhibitions celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee through many of the finest... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2011

"Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy" @Denver Art Museum

Attributed to Andrea d’Assisi, called L’Ingegno (active 1480–1521), Madonna and Child, ca. 1485. Panel; 22-3/4x 15-5/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. DENVER. CO.- Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy invites visitors to explore more than 50 paintings, textiles and decorative arts that defined the style that became known as the Italian Renaissance. The artworks and sumptuously designed settings create a “passport to travel” to Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries.... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2011

Italian Researcher Silvano Vinceti Claims He has Found Kabbalah Symbols in 'Mona Lisa'

Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter "S" in the woman's left eye, the letter "L" in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. According to the researcher, the symbols, not visible to the naked eye, open up new leads to identifying the model, dating the painting, and attesting to Leonardo's interest in... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2010

Fragment of Manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci Unearthed in French Town Library

An autograph attributed to Italian High Renaissance Painter and Inventor Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), is presented to the media in Nantes December 6, 2010. The manuscript, written in 15th century Italian with words running from right to left, requires the use of a mirror to read. The manuscript was discovered after a journalist learned of the presence of the text in Nantes from a biography of the Italian painter. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe. NANTES (REUTERS).- A long-lost fragment of manuscript by Renaissance genius Leonardo da... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2010

'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan' @ National Gallery

Leonardo da Vinci, La Belle Ferronière, about 1490. Musée du Louvre, Paris. © RMN / Franck Raux. LONDON.- 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan' is the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held. This unprecedented exhibition – the first of its kind anywhere in the world – brings together sensational international loans never before seen in the UK, including 'La Belle Ferronière' (Musée du Louvre, Paris), the 'Madonna Litta' (Hermitage, Saint Petersburg) and 'Saint Jerome' (Pinacoteca... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2010

Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks is to go back on display in the National Gallery

The newly cleaned painting is back on display in Room 2. Photo: Courtesy National Gallery London LONDON.- Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks is to go back on display in the National Gallery (afternoon of 14th July) after an 18-month restoration project which started in November 2008. The decision to restore the painting came after several years of intensive study of Leonardo’s work and that of his Milanese associates and assistants – the so-called leonardeschi – from within the Gallery’s collection. The experience gained... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2010

"And There Was Light" @ Gothenburg, West Sweden

Lucas Cranach, "Salome" (1500-tal). Goteborgs konstmuseum GOTHENBURG (PRNewswire).- A recently-discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at 100 million pounds Sterling) is being exhibited for the first time at a ground-breaking exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature some 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Most of the pieces are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public. The... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2010

Disputed Da Vinci Portrait Sells for $1.5 Million at Sotheby's

Follower of Leonardo da Vinci, probably before 1750, "Portrait of a Woman", called "La Belle Ferronnière". (55 x 43.5 cm) 21 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches. Est. $300/500,000. Sold for more than $1.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS).- A portrait once believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci sold for more than $1.5 million in New York on Thursday, around treble the top price estimated ahead of the auction. Auction house Sotheby's said another version of the portrait, "La Belle... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2010

Italian Scientists Believe Leonardo da Vinci Painted Himself as "Mona Lisa"

The reported tomb of Leonardo da Vinci at Saint-Hubert Chapel at the Amboise castle, in the Loire valley, western France. AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu ROME (AP).- The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "Mona Lisa" a self-portrait in disguise? A group of Italian scientists believes the key to solving those puzzles lies with the remains — and they say they are seeking permission from French... [Lire la suite]
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