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
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
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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The devil is in the details of this painting of Jesus Christ done by renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci.
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.
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.
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 Macleans.ca.
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
Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Renaissance artist and inventor, whose curiosity about the world raised him from ignominious birthright to the pantheon of greatness
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.
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.
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.
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...
“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 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
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 › ]
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.
The Renaissance master painted Christ without a halo or crown -- making him "resolutely human."
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