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Here’s a Glimpse of ‘Dr. Who”s Peter Capaldi as Leonardo Da Vinci

You may know Peter Capaldi as that time traveling alien doctor whose brogue you found hard to understand in… Read More

The Gang's All Here: Your Tiny Animal Friends Can Live at This Precious Dutch Table

Photo by Femke Reijerman via Design Boom A fish and a bird may fall in love, but where would they live? Drew Barrymore posed this question for the ages to Leonardo da Vinci in the 1998 classic Ever After, and...

Paul Bettany Has Absolutely No Patience For Homophobes Who Can’t Spell

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Paul Bettany is one of those actors who you totally recognize but whose name you probably can’t always remember. He’s had roles in a bunch of blockbuster movies, including Iron Man 1, 2, and 3, The Da Vinci Code, and The Avengers. And he’s married to Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly. Show More Summary

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

last weekOdd : Brain Pickings

How the most creative human who ever lived was able to access a different state of consciousness. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America

By: Adam Lapetina Italian food in America has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance in the last few decades, and completely without da Vinci's help -- everywhere you look, you can find some good old-fashioned red gravy adorning, well, just about anything chefs can get their hands on. Show More Summary

The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America

By: Adam Lapetina Italian food in America has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance in the last few decades, and completely without da Vinci's help -- everywhere you look, you can find some good old-fashioned red gravy adorning, well, just about anything chefs can get their hands on. Show More Summary

The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America

By: Adam Lapetina Italian food in America has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance in the last few decades, and completely without da Vinci's help -- everywhere you look, you can find some good old-fashioned red gravy adorning, well, just about anything chefs can get their hands on. Show More Summary

Supposedly Hidden from Hitler for Its Supernatural Powers, da Vinci Goes on Rare Public View

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Gradually disappearing beneath a mottle of foxing and fading, a 1512 red chalk drawing believed to be a self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci is on rare public view in Italy.

Art Movements

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: A wax house is melting in London, Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif was sentenced to three years in prison, and da Vinci's "Portrait of a Man in red chalk" (c.1512) is to go on public display in Turin.

Italian master Leonardo da Vinci's self-potrait in rare public exhibition in Turin

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is making a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy, organisers said Tuesday. The fragile and fading chalk sketch, which has only been put onShow More Summary

Gym Rat: Quick, effective workout on Da Vinci BodyBoard at Pilates Studio City

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Who hasn't complained about the time it takes to work out? For those days when time is about as precious as a Birkin handbag, there's a class that cuts the time in half without cutting the sweat. At a cozy little studio in Studio City, I spent a half-hour pushing and pulling muscles on a Da...

Da Vinci Drawing Hidden From Hitler Due To Its Magic Power

It’s just a simple red chalk drawing of a bearded old man. Yet the curators of the Royal Library in Turin believed so strongly that it had magical powers, they hid it during World War II to keep it from falling into the hands of Adolf Hitler...

hot babes of the quattrocento

After my first trip to London in February last year I was sure I would return. I was very disappointed that Leonardo da Vinci’s second version of The Virgin of the Rocks was not on display in the National Gallery because it was in the conservation studio. Show More Summary

Dan Brown to Deliver the Penguin Annual Lecture

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown will present this year’s Penguin Annual Lecture. His talk will focus on “codes, science, and religion.” Brown (pictured, via) will give his speech for both the Penguin Random House and Penguin Random House India teams. Show More Summary

Intuitive Surgical’s Sales Improve On Growth In da Vinci Systems, Procedure Volumes

Reflecting the rise in procedure volumes, sales of the company’s da Vinci systems improved about 6.5% over the previous quarter to about $170 million. Instruments and Accessories revenues grew 14% y-o-y to about $273 million, while Service revenues grew in high single-digits over the prior year quarter to over $108 million. Show More Summary

YA Historical Fiction: INFOGRAPHIC

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Historical fiction writers set their stories in a number of different eras. Readers can explore anywhere from the medieval court of King Arthur to the Renaissance studio of Leonardo Da Vinci. The team at EpicReads.com has created anShow More Summary

More videos by the creator of 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Lady with an ErminePortrait of Cecilia Galleraniby Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art was uploaded to YouTube in April 2007. You've probably seen it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Louvre Abu Dhabi to receive loan of 300 works from French museums

When it opens to the public in 2015, the long-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi will display works by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse and many more thanks to a loan of 300 pieces from prominent French institutions.

Thomas Friedman's Foreign Policy Theories Based Solely on the Alphabet

Hyperconnected pontificator Thomas Friedman's column this weekend was one long extended metaphor purporting to explain the threatening nature of the Islamic State. Like The Da Vinci Code, his theory has a hidden, stupid secret. Read more...

Aiming to become a leader in fine art, 300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

last monthArts : Artdaily

Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirate said Sunday, as it aims to become a leader in fine art. The museum, built at a cost of 500 million euros ($630...Show More Summary

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