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Run a Renaissance art guild in this Leonardo da Vinci simulator

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you've ever dreamed of being—or perhaps of micromanaging—the great artists of the Italian Renaissance, then it's time to play Painters Guild. Read the rest

If You Want a Better Job, Ditch Your Resume

By Jay Davies, CEO of Hirenetics Resumes are so '90s -- 1490s, that is. They've been around for such a long time that even Leonardo Da Vinci had one. Because resumes have dominated the hiring process for hundreds of years, few stop to...Show More Summary

Number Crunch: Queer Art

It not a recent phenomenon that gay people have found themselves at the fore of artistic expression. From Michelangelo and Da Vinci onward, we’ve been on the cutting edge since long before we even had a name for ourselves. read more

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Clip: The Doc’s Grandson Turns Sexed-Up Superhero – Edinburgh

ITV has dropped the first look at Jekyll & Hyde, the upcoming 10-part action-adventure drama from ITV Studios. Tom Bateman (Da Vinci's Demons), Richard E Grant and Coronation Street‘s Natalie Gumede star in the series that’s infused withmystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Show More Summary

Doubts arise over authenticity of Italian painting damaged in Taiwan

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Experts have questioned the authenticity of a painting that recently suffered some damage when a young boy tripped and punched a hole through the canvas at a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Taipei. [ more › ]

No, Da Vinci Wasn't The First Inventor to Dream About Human Flight

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Leonardo DaVinci’s wing and glider designs have inspired literature, art, and cinema over the centuries. But plenty of other people have schemed to take to the air, long before the Wright Brothers. Here are just some of the inventors who devised methods of unpowered human flight...with mixed success. Read more...

Watch a 12-year-old trip and break his fall with a $1.5 million painting

last weekNews : BlogPost

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy taking in a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei became the living embodiment of an art lover's nightmare: The boy lost his balance near a painting worth more than a million dollars and caught his fall on its fragile canvas, leaving a fist-sized hole in the work. In a […]

Boy leaves hole in painting after tripping at da Vinci exhibition in Taiwan

Surveillance footage released by organizers at "The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius" exhibition shows the moment the boy seemingly tripped as he was walking past the 17th century oil painting by Paolo Porpora called "Flowers". He ended up catching his fall using the 1.5 million USD painting as support, ultimately leaving a fist-sized puncture in the middle of it. [ more › ]

Illusory Portrait

Two psychologists at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sunderland have reported finding a gaze-dependent illusory effect in Leonardo da Vinci's La Bella Principessa. They think she smiles when they look away from her mouth. Show More Summary

Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci's 'La Bella Principessa' has Mona Lisa smile

last weekArts : Artdaily

Mona Lisa might be famous for her enigmatic expression, but hers is not the only 'uncatchable smile' Leonardo da Vinci created, according to experts. Academics at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sunderland have studied...Show More Summary

Drake supports Serena Williams in Toronto, ‘He says he can take me lefty’

That Drake sure does love him some tennis. Or is it only when Serena Williams plays? Either way, Drake went along to support Williams as she faced Roberta Vinci in the Rogers Cup quarterfinal and who got the prestigious seat next toShow More Summary

Look out, Dan Brown: Scientists discover second da Vinci smile

New research suggests "La Bella Principessa" possesses the same facial enigmatic expression as the "Mona Lisa"

True Detective Recap: The Evil That Men Do

There’s a commonly accepted school of thought that real estate is the surest means to wealth. It makes sense, then, that Vinci’s morally bankrupt circle of bureaucratic men would commit untold sins to buy their way into valuable land. And not just any parcels, but the very acreage that would... More »

Experience the Music of Fausto Roma's Art!

"Fausto Roma is a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo," explained the well known Italian art critic and curator Alfio Borghese. "He is inspired by nature and by the miracles of humankind. Roma is a polyhedral artist who uses every kind of medium like a multi-instrumentalist musician or a polyglot poet. Show More Summary

What Exactly Is Going On in True Detective Season 2? An Excruciatingly Clear Plot Breakdown.

Why are we here? Detectives Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), and Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) have been tasked with discovering who killed Ben Caspare, a city manager in Vinci, California, who was found with his genitalia blown off and his eyes eaten out by acid. Show More Summary

Why Da Vinci's Demons Was Cancelled, According To Starz's CEO

Recently, we learned that Da Vinci?s Demons will be ending after Season 3 on Starz, and this week Starz CEO Chris Albrecht revealed a big reason the network ultimately decided to drop the series. Find out more after the jump. Click To Continue Reading

Starz’s Chris Albrecht On Why ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Was Cancelled & How It Will End

Starz recently announced that the upcoming third season of Da Vinci’s Demons will be the period drama’s last. The series, which has been off the air for almost year and a half, has been a respectable performer, so the decision to end...Show More Summary

Leonardo da Vinci's Geological Observations Revolutionized Renaissance Art

Leonardo da Vinci made careful observations of geology, which he used to improve his style of landscape painting.

Starz to Offer Binge Watch Option for Da Vinci’s Demons & Flesh and Bone

All episodes of both series will be available after their first episode premiere The post Starz to Offer Binge Watch Option for Da Vinci’s Demons & Flesh and Bone appeared first on

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