Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is possibly first 3D image in history May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting Mona Lisa could very possibly be the first stereoscopic image in world history. Researchers Claus-Christian Carbon and Vera M Hesslinger believe so. Like many of Leonardo da Vinci's works there exist also copies of the Mona Lisa that were produced in the studio...
  • Scientists claim to have found younger version of 'Mona Lisa' February 14, 2013

    London: Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci did paint an earlier and much younger version of his masterpiece Mona Lisa, experts have confirmed. Art experts claim that Isleworth Mona Lisa, unearthed in 2012, which shows a significantly younger subject, may be several years older than its more famous counterpart. Mona Lisa, which...
  • Group claims Da Vinci painted early Mona Lisa work September 27, 2012

    Geneva: A Zurich-based foundation says it will prove to the world on Thursday that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa, a claim doubted by at least one expert on the multifaceted Renaissance artist. The Mona Lisa Foundation, which has been working with the anonymous owners...
  • Museum displays unique copy of the 'Mona Lisa' painting February 22, 2012

    Curators at the Prado Museum in Madrid have unveiled a copy of the Mona Lisa which was apparently painted at exactly the same time by a student, just feet away from da Vinci. ...
  • Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex' launched on iPad August 16, 2011

    London: The Da Vinci Code may have been a popular e-book for years, but now readers around the world can view the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Arundel in high definition on iPad as the British Library launches its 'e-book treasures' series. The Italian manuscript written in Da Vinci's characteristic...
  • Skull of Mona Lisa model found? May 30, 2011

    Florence: Archaeologists in Italy's Florence city have uncovered a skeleton they believe could be the 500 year-old remains of the noblewoman who is believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa masterpiece. An excavation that started earlier this month of what was once the convent of Saint Orsola, where...
  • Hunt for the true Mona Lisa begins in Italy April 29, 2011

    Florence: Researchers have begun their hunt for the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to unravel a mystery that has baffled art historians for over five centuries. A team of experts armed with a special radar device descended this week...
  • Was Mona Lisa a man? February 3, 2011

    London: For centuries, experts have been tyring to figure out the reason for her enigmatic smile. Now, it's claimed that Mona Lisa may have been hiding a remarkable secret -- she was actually a man. An Italian art historian has claimed that the model in Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece was one...
  • Mona Lisa with moustache, gun and dog February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Mona Lisa, the 16th century muse of Italian artist Leonardo Di ser Piero da Vinci, is fodder for neo-contemporary geek art even 500 years after the eponymous painting was created. The wife of the Florentine silk merchant, Lisa del Giocondo, made famous by Vinci's painting, reigns on the collective...
  • Woman recreates ' The Last Supper' with lint January 14, 2011

    Roscommon, Michigan: A northern Michigan woman has put her own spin on Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" by making a replica out of laundry lint. Laura Bell of Roscommon collected lint from her dryer and fashioned it into a 14-foot-long, 4-foot tall reproduction of the Italian Renaissance painter's masterpiece. Bell says...
  • Symbols reveal more about Mona Lisa 's enigma January 13, 2011

    Rome: Forget her smile. An Italian researcher says the key to solving the enigmas of "Mona Lisa" lies in her eyes. Silvano Vinceti claims he has found the letter "S" in the woman's left eye, the letter "L" in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in...
  • Hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa? January 8, 2011

    Toronto: The famous Mona Lisa incorporates images inspired by Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch, says a professor. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as 'invention' and was used by many Renaissance artists, the Italian journal MEDICEA reports. "The...
  • More mystery unfolds in Mona Lisa painting December 13, 2010

    London: The Mona Lisa painting continues to throw up mysteries, as art experts now claim to have found a set of tiny letters painted into the eyes of the woman in the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece. The experts - from Italy's National Cultural Heritage committee - discovered the mysterious hidden message...
  • Da Vinci script unearthed in French town library December 7, 2010

    NANTES, France: A long-lost fragment of manuscript by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci has been uncovered in a public library in western France after lying forgotten in storage for nearly one and a half centuries. The text, written from right to left in Da Vinci's trademark mirror-writing, was among 5,000 documents...
  • Disputed Da Vinci portrait sells for $1.5 mn January 29, 2010

    New York: A portrait once believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci sold for more than $1.5 million in New York on Thursday, around treble the top price estimated ahead of the auction. Auction house Sotheby's said another version of the portrait, La Belle Ferronniere, is in the...
  • Woman attacks Mona Lisa with tea cup in France August 11, 2009

    Paris: The Mona Lisa still smiles, nine days after the famous painting was attacked in the Louvre in Paris - with a teacup. A Russian tourist aimed an empty tea cup at Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated work on August 2, Le Parisien newspaper reported on Tuesday. The artwork, which is kept behind...
  • Da Vinci hid music composition in Last Supper November 13, 2007

    Rome (Italy): An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting. "It sounds like a requiem," Giovanni...
  • Rare Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece recovered October 6, 2007

    London: A rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was feared lost forever after it was stolen in 2003 was recovered yesterday in Glasgow, Scotland, the police said. The masterpiece, Madonna with the Yarnwinder, was at the centre of a worldwide search after it was stolen from a private castle in...
  • At 500, Mona Lisa still intrigues October 5, 2006

    In 1506, when Leonardo Da Vinci created Mona Lisa, did he wonder that it would be a subject of unparalleled obsession? Five hundred years and the painting still has people foxed, confused, astonished and bewildered. ...
  • Mona Lisa was new mother during pose September 28, 2006

    Ottawa: Mona Lisa, the mysterious woman immortalized in Leonardo Da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece, had just given birth to her second son when she sat for the painting, a French art expert said on Tuesday. The discovery was made by a team of Canadian scientists who used special infrared and three-dimensional...
  • Unveiling the secrets of Mona Lisa September 28, 2006

    Paris: Scientists are due to unveil some of the secrets behind Western art's most enigmatic smile this week, when they present the findings of the most extensive three dimensional scan ever undertaken on the Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece, perhaps the world's most famous painting, is considered...