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Mona Lisa moves! Well, ‘100 paces’ away…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (c. 1503-1516) is getting some new digs, at least temporarily. On the evening of July 16th, the painting along with its bulletproof encasement will move from the large concrete wall it’s called home for 14 years. Its new location will be in the Medici Gallery of the Louvre but the […]

Check out the Louvre on Airbnb

Looking for an Airbnb for your upcoming Parisian get-away? Maybe a little flat near Notre Dame or a private room in Montmartre? How about the Louvre? Yeah, as in the Louvre with the Mona Lisa. In fact, why don’t you let the Mona Lisa be your host for the evening?     The Louvre is […]

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 […]

Italy blocks deal to lend works by da Vinci to the Louvre in 2019

In November it became clear that the Italian government might overturn their agreement to loan a number of works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre this year for a massive exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Old Master’s death. Well, it seems that Italy’s populist ‘Italians-first’ government will in fact block these loans. […]