Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex' launched on iPad 16-08-2011 07:22 PM

    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...
  • Skull of Mona Lisa model found? 30-05-2011 04:31 PM

    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,...
  • Hunt for the true Mona Lisa begins in Italy 29-04-2011 07:26 PM

    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...
  • Was Mona Lisa a man? 03-02-2011 07:33 PM

    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...
  • Mona Lisa with moustache, gun and dog 01-02-2011 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Woman recreates ' The Last Supper' with lint 14-01-2011 02:37 PM

    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....
  • Symbols reveal more about Mona Lisa 's enigma 13-01-2011 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa? 08-01-2011 10:51 AM

    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...
  • More mystery unfolds in Mona Lisa painting 13-12-2010 04:07 PM

    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...
  • Da Vinci script unearthed in French town library 07-12-2010 04:06 PM

    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...
  • At 500, Mona Lisa still intrigues 05-10-2006 01:38 PM

    It has been 500 years but Mona Lisa still has people foxed, confused, astonished and bewildered. ...
  • Mona Lisa was new mother during pose 28-09-2006 11:11 AM

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  • Unveiling the secrets of Mona Lisa 26-09-2006 09:50 AM

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