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Leonardo da Vinci's 'Woman With an Ermine' reveals its secrets

A 15th century painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting a woman holding an ermine is the subject of a new study by a scientist who claims that the Renaissance master created multiple versions of the painting, including one without the small mammal.

Scientist Unlocks a da Vinci Secret

Among Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings is a portrait of a woman holding an ermine, but a new analysis shows there's a lot more to it than that. The portrait features Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of the "white ermine," as da Vinci patron the Duke of Milan was known....

Adoration of the Magi cleaning reveals new details

Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi has been in the hands of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure conservation institute in Florence since November of 2011 after Uffizi Gallery curators determined that the painting’s progressive darkening was becoming an increasingly urgent problem. After a year of preparatory work deploying a wide array of diagnostic technologies [...]

This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

The home, known as Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte, is situated in the Loire Valley. It sits about two miles out of Amboise, which was once home to Leonardo da Vinci. Troglodyte homes are common in the area, having originated after 11th-century mining activity

Leonardo Ermine

Engineer Pascal Cotte has spent three years using reflective light technology to analyse Leonardo da Vinci's The Lady with an Ermine, which shows Cecilia Gallerani, a young beauty in the Milanese court who was mistress to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, nicknamed "the white ermine". Show More Summary

Update: Intuitive Surgical Received FDA Approval For Its Robotics Platform

By Andy Batts: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) recently announced that it has received FDA approval for its da Vinci S and da Vinci Si Surgical Systems for using in benign, base of tongue resection procedures, which are performed transorally, or through the mouth opening, by otolaryngologic surgeons. Show More Summary

News del Giorno: Debut Album From Singing Nun; Da Vinci Conspiracy Reignited?

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Sister Cristina, the charismatic 25-year-old nun who won The Voice Italy in June, is at work in the studio recording her debut album. [The Local] Officer Gregorio De Falco, widely praised as the one positive symbol of the Costa Concordia tragedy for ordering captain Francesco Schettino to “get the fuck... More »

Forget Da Vinci, Try Solving the Piero della Francesca Code

Fans of Dan Brown (and Tom Hanks) hoped to get an education in the Italian Renaissance along with their beach reading (and movie-going) of The Da Vinci Code. But they and those who think that Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello...Show More Summary

See The Super Gay Penis Doodle Uncovered In Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebook

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Besides the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man, it seems we also have Leonardo da Vinci to thank for this penis doodle. Yes, the same genius who is credited as the archetype of the “Renaissance man” also seems to have had a thing for the men of the Renaissance. Here’s the drawing that was […]

Comical Penis Drawings--From The Sketchbook Of Leonardo Da Vinci

An NSFW doodle found in Leonardo da Vinci's sketch book will change the way you look at the artist, and also penises. It's nice to be proven right occasionally! Co.Create recently sung the praises of doodling, that freeform journey your pen goes on when your mind goes out to lunch. Show More Summary

Robert Downey Jr. Joins ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Film?

We got some strange and unexpected news coming from the Robert Downey Jr. front this week. According to a now-deleted post from Movie Pilot, Downey has signed on for the role of Leonardo Da Vinci in the new adaptation of Ubisoft’s triple A video game series, Assassin’s Creed (via IGN). Show More Summary

'Assassin's Creed': Robert Downey Jr. Eyes Leonardo Da Vinci Role

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly joining the 'Assassin's Creed' cast as inventor Leonardo da Vinci, although this has yet to be confirmed. [...]

The Doctor Goes Inside The Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci!

Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who’s new Doctor, is taking us inside the mind of Leonard Da Vinci as Submarine Deluxe and History Films present Inside The Mind of Leonardo in 3D. Capaldi plays Da Vinci and the film is taken from the texts of Da Vinci’s journals – detailing everything from his knowledge of the human […]

Robert Downey Jr. Reportedly Joins Assassin's Creed Movie

Robert Downey Jr. has reportedly signed on to join the Assassin's Creed movie cast in the role of Leonardo da Vinci.

The Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown Is Heading To ABC With Ron Howard

As a nation, we used to be really into codes and messages hidden inside of American symbolism, which turned Dan Brown?s 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code into a mega-bestseller. But now we?re totally into the government treating our privacy like garbage, so now Dan Brown's Digital Fortress is coming to TV. Don?t tell the government I said that about them. Click To Continue Reading

ABC Nabs Series Adaptation Of Dan Brown’s ‘Digital Fortress’ From Imagine TV

After producing the blockbusters The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment is re-teaming with best-selling author Dan Brown to adapt another one of his books, this time for the small screen. Show More Summary

Peter Capaldi is Leonardo da Vinci in a 3D Movie From the History Channel

As much as Capaldi/da Vinci/History Channel is a bit of a nerd trifecta, I think we all are probably asking the same question - Capaldi as da Vinci? You don't need to know anything about history...

'Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D' Heads to Submarine Deluxe

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi plays Leonardo da Vinci in the unique dramatized documentary 'Inside the Mind of Leonardo'. [...]

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