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.
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....
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 [...]
The Lady With an Ermine is believed to have been painted in 1489 or 1490
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
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
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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
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 […]
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
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
Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly joining the 'Assassin's Creed' cast as inventor Leonardo da Vinci, although this has yet to be confirmed. [...]
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. has reportedly signed on to join the Assassin's Creed movie cast in the role of Leonardo da Vinci.
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
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
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...
'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi plays Leonardo da Vinci in the unique dramatized documentary 'Inside the Mind of Leonardo'. [...]
In a powerful haunting performance, actor Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo