"The unusual instrument is a hybrid of elements from a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba. It looks like a harpsichord and has a set of strings, but rather than being plucked, the strings press against rotating wheels covered in horse hair – the same mechanism that produces sound in string instruments."
Forget The Da Vinci Code. Why look for secret symbols in Leonardo’s paintings if they can be found in modern art? The Guggenheim show Mystical Symbolism reveals the curious world of French Symbolism that art critic Joséphin Péladan revealed in his salon exhibitions of the 1890s Continue reading...
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Leonardo DiCaprio is set to fulfill a longtime quest to play his namesake, artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, on the big screen, with his production company nabbing the rights to an upcoming biography of the original RenaissanceShow More Summary
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s anticipated Leonardo da Vinci biopic has found a home! The 42-year-old actor is set to star in the flick, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo da Vinci. The rights to the film were just picked up by Paramount after a tough seven-figure bidding war with Universal, according to Deadline. Leonardo [...]
Aug 15 (Gracenote) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Daria Kasatkina (Russia) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) 6-4 6-2 Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 7-5 7-5 Taylor Townsend...Show More Summary
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Perhaps fulfilling the destiny of his first name, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star as Leonardo da Vinci in a film about the life of the Renaissance thinker and artist. Paramount Pictures beat out Universal in an "intense" bidding war for the rights to the biopic, according to Deadline. Show More Summary
Leonardo DiCaprio has been set to star in and produce a currently untitled biopic that explores the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been acting for decades, but he has somehow never played the most famous historical figure to share his relatively weird name—other than the turtle, but he’s never played that guy either. Finally, though, Deadline...Show More Summary
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Leonardo DiCaprio just closed a seven-figure deal with Paramount to play Leonardo da Vinci in an upcoming high-profile biopic, Deadline has confirmed. The studio was reportedly in a “furious” battle with Universal over the rights to Walter Isaacson’s upcoming book Leonardo da Vinci, set for release this October, since DiCaprio ... More »
Paramount Pictures won a bidding war Saturday morning to make a Leonardo da Vinci biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Deadline reports. The studio beat out Universal in a seven-figure deal for the rights to ex-CNN president Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography of the celebrated artist, scientist, and inventor, which will be published on Oct. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Legend has it that Leonardo DiCaprio was so named because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when the future star kicked for the first time. So it seems like destiny that DiCaprio might someday play his namesake, the artist who painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Show More Summary
August 12 is Erwin Schrödinger’s (he of the famous half-dead cat) birthday: explanation, quotes, jokes, video. 12 Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation. Browse the British Library’s online copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 570-page notebook. A...Show More Summary
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Intuitive Surgical, the company that makes the popular da Vinci surgical robotic systems, is working on releasing a flexible biopsy catheter designed to take tissue samples from deep within the lungs. The company announced about a year ago that it is working with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese firm, on the technology, and there were […]
Leonardo da Vinci was an avid taker of notes. Over the course of his working life, he filled thousands of pages with drawings, sketches, equations, and his distinctive mirrored handwriting. The British Library has one of Leonardo’s notebooks and has digitized and put all 570 pages of it online. Show More Summary