Tag Archives: Leonardo da Vinci

Did Leonardo da Vinci Copy his “Vitruvian Man?”

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is one of his most recognized and admired works. However, new evidence suggests that it was not the artist’s original work. Architectural historian Claudio Sgabari believes that the piece may have been copied from Leonardo’s friend and … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Forgery is Authentic – Worth Millions

Art Historian and Oxford Professor Martin Kemp has officially declared his belief that “La Belle Principessa,” once believed to be a stunning da Vinci forgery, is in fact an original piece by the famed artist. The piece purchased in auction for … Continue reading

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Nuclear Physicists on the Hunt for “Lost da Vinci” Painting

Nuclear physicists are actively hunting for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous lost painting, the “Battle of Anghiari.” The historical Battle of Anghiari took place in 1440 between Milan and the Republic of Florence. Leonardo was commissioned to record the historic event in 1504 … Continue reading

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The Heist of the Mona Lisa (1911)

On August 21, 1911, Leondardo da Vinci’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Italian nationalist Vincenzo Peruggia. He reportedly committed the crime alone and stated that he intended to return the painting to Italy – … Continue reading

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The Mona Lisa’s Final Resting Place

Yesterday, I posted a story about excavations under the estate of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. You can read my original post and check out the initial link here. Today, the Telegraph … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa Digs Unearth Tombs & a Crypt

Recent archaeological excavations under the estate of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the woman thought to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, have revealed family tombs and crypts. Archaeologists are hoping to find Giocondo’s remains and, using her skeletal frame, to … Continue reading

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