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A new Leonardo da Vinci painting might have been discovered

An Italian weekly said in its Friday edition that a new painting by Leonardo da Vinci of Renaissance noblewoman Isabella d’Este has been reliably authenticated with carbon dating. The portrait, which was believed to have been either lost or never even painted, belongs to an Italian family which kept it…

Leonardo da Vinci drawings to be exhibited in Venice

Fifty-two drawings by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci are going on show in Venice from Thursday, including the famous but rarely-seen Vitruvian Man charting the ideal proportions of the human body. The show in the city’s Galleria dell’Academia displays works from the museum’s own archives as well as from the…

Researchers open centuries-old tomb in search of Mona Lisa’s identity

By Isla Binnie FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Researchers opened a centuries-old Florence tomb on Friday in a search for remains that could confirm the identity of the woman whose enigmatic smile Leonardo da Vinci immortalized in the “Mona Lisa”, one of the world’s most famous paintings. A round hole, just…

Louvre unveils Da Vinci’s ‘last masterpiece’

The Louvre on Friday unveiled a newly-restored Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, the “Saint Anne”, hoping to lay to rest an art world row that saw the Paris museum accused of endangering the precious oil. “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne”, which the Renaissance master left unfinished when he died…

Rapunzel number helps scientists quantify ponytails

LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists said on Friday that a “Rapunzel Number” may have helped them to crack a problem that has perplexed humanity since Leonardo da Vinci pondered it 500 years ago. Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick said they had devised a “Ponytail…

Leonardo da Vinci to get second life as automaton

SAINTE-CROIX, Switzerland (Reuters) – Don’t let the retro look of the mechanical men built by Swiss artisan Francois Junod deceive you — they fascinate tech fans from Silicon Valley to Asia and will no doubt gain broader popularity after this week’s launch of Martin Scorsese’s film “Hugo” about a secret…

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