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Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Author Dan Brown is certainly not a stranger to copyright claims and lawsuits over his bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Not long after publishing the book in 2003 to wide acclaim, several legal actions took place against Brown and his publisher,...Show More Summary

Leonardo da Vinci is overrated

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Tyler Cowen asks Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated? and, in a rebuke to Betteridge, proceeds to answer “yes”. He has no work as stunning as Michelangelo’s David, and too many of his commissions he left unfinished or he never started them. Show More Summary

Puzzle: A Painting Attributed To Leonardo Gets Science Wrong. Does That Mean It's Not A Leonardo?

The painting is estimated to fetch $100m (£75m) at auction next month. But "in a forthcoming study, Leonardo da Vinci: the Biography, Walter Isaacson questions why an artistic genius, scientist, inventor, and engineer showed an 'unusual lapse or unwillingness' to link art and science in depicting the orb."

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This painting's one flaw has experts questioning its authenticity

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The devil is in the details of this painting of Jesus Christ done by renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated?

The Mona Lisa is not the best artwork ever, and as a painter I am not sure Leonardo is much better than either Mantegna or Piero della Francesca, neither of whom is much known to the general public, much less Titian.  He has no work as stunning as Michelangelo’s David, and too many of his […] The post Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Isaacson's 'Leonardo da Vinci': Gay, and a Renaissance 'giant'

The Italian renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci becomes human at the hands of Walter Isaacson in a new "genius" biography. A 3.5-star book review.        

What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for both art and science

For biographer Walter Isaacson, Leonardo's breadth of interests would have led him embrace the Internet age The post What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for both art and science appeared first on

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Artist Leonardo da Vinci produced two of the most famous paintings in history, "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa." But he was also passionate about medical discoveries and military inventions, some of which were centuries ahead of their time. Show More Summary

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Renaissance artist and inventor, whose curiosity about the world raised him from ignominious birthright to the pantheon of greatness

Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painting

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the "augmented reality" of Renaissance artwork such as da Vinci's, and why the eyes in paintings like the Mona Lisa appear to follow the viewer.

Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance man

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the rise of the "Renaissance Man" in Florence.

Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist

In this web exclusive, biographer Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and his curiosity and unique gifts as an observer of the world around him.

Fewer Than 20 da Vinci Paintings Survive. A New Fate for One

A painting will hit the block at Christie's in New York on Nov. 15, and it's tough to say what's more interesting: that it could fetch $100 million, or the story behind it. As the Wall Street Journal reports, getting to nine figures would be an auction record for a...

Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.” – Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the […]

God can't survive science, 'Da Vinci Code' author says

God cannot survive science, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown said on Thursday, putting his faith in technological advances to connect people in new ways that would eventually scrap the need for religion. "Historically, no god has survived science. Show More Summary

'The Last Da Vinci': Painting By Leonardo To Be Auctioned At Christie's, Estimated At $100 Million

On November 15th, auction house Christie's will be offering a "special lot" in its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale: A painting of Jesus Christ, painted around 1500, by Leonardo da Vinci called. The piece is called Salvator Mundi, and was believed lost until being "rediscovered" in 2005. [ more › ]

Last Da Vinci Painting In Private Hands Will Be Auctioned Next Month

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The portrait of Jesus Christ, Salvator Mundi, was recently confirmed to be a da Vinci that had been thought to be destroyed. It's not clear where the painting was, exactly, for more than a century.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Long-Lost Painting Of Christ Could Fetch $100 Million At Auction

The Renaissance master painted Christ without a halo or crown -- making him "resolutely human."

Last remaining privately held Leonardo painting up for sale

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Only fewer than 20 of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings are known to have survived until the present day. In 2005, a painting of Leonardo’s called Salvator Mundi was rediscovered after its provenance had been forgotten hundreds of years ago, to the point that it sold for £45 at an auction in 1958. Show More Summary

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