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Art historian attributes recently resurfaced drawing to Leonardo da Vinci

It could perhaps be said that every art historian who has embarked on the path of research hopes, if only even slightly, to make a discovery unlike any other. For some, the discoveries they make change the course of art history. One scholar may have discovered a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci that could alter […]

‘Leonardo da Vinci’ shatters Louvre exhibition attendance records

After running its course, the numbers are finally out for the Louvre’s blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and a blockbuster it was. A staggering 1,071,840 people ended up waiting their turn, waking up in the middle of the night, and filing through the museum’s corridors to see the exhibition in honour of the artist’s death […]

“Leonardo da Vinci”

To mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death, the Louvre has organised an unprecedented exhibit dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. This retrospective “will present the results of the most recent research, in connection with the major republication of fundamental documents, as well as the latest scientific studies conducted in laboratories or during recent renovations […]

Sculpture with possible ties to Leonardo da Vinci heads to auction, could sale for $50 million

In just a week, Guernsey’s auction house in New York City will bring a small, 11-inch bronze sculpture that is believed to be, at least by some, associated with Leonardo da Vinci. Titled Horse and Rider, the sculpture holds a pre-sale estimate of $30 million to $50 million, which is no small feat considering only […]

Italy and France to loan works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, deal to be signed today

After two years of going back and forth, it seems Italy and France have finally reached an agreement concerning the loans of by of the most well-known Renaissance artists of all time: Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Today, the countries are expected to sign an agreement in Paris that will put the will-they-won’t-they dispute behind […]

Research shows complete under drawings in Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’

The Virgin of the Rocks is one of the London National Portrait Gallery’s most-visited paintings. Leonardo da Vinci painted the scene of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ twice, the earlier version, dating from around 1483-1486, belongs to the Louvre, and the National Portrait Gallery’s c. 1491-1508 version was part of the St Francesco […]

The Hermitage lends three works by Leonardo da Vinci

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of tension between Italy and France concerning the loan of major works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre for what will most likely be a blockbuster exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death (May 2, 1519). While all of that, which was […]

Researchers may have determined that the Monna Vanna was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci

In 2017, the Condé Museum, just north of Paris in the palace of Chantilly, sent the Monna Vanna to the Louvre to begin testing. Their hopes were to discover if the drawing, which bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa (so much so that its nickname is the ‘nude Mona Lisa’), was created by […]

‘Most convincing’ thumbprint by Leonardo da Vinci will be on exhibit this year

An artwork becomes an extension of an artist and experiencing a work in person can feel as though you’re in their company even if the artist has been dead for centuries. Examining the brushstrokes laid out by an artist or seeing the materials brought together to create a work allows for a connection between viewer, […]

Leonardo da Vinci loans spark tensions between France and Italy

As 2019 quickly approaches, so does the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s passing. At the time of his death on May 2nd, 1519, the Italian artist, aged 67, was living in France’s Loire Valley near the royal château of Amboise while working for King François I. The quincentenary has sparked a ‘stampede’ amongst museums […]