Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo and The Last Supper

Ross King has published three engaging books, over the past sixteen years or so, that describe the creation of three of…

2 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci

1. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the famous Renaissance-era scientist, inventor, anatomist, and artist known for Mona Lisa and The Last…

4 months ago

Leonardo Da Vinci: In His Own Words

Few historical figures are as engaging to ponder than Leonardo Da Vinci, the renowned Italian artist, engineer, architect, inventor, humanist,…

5 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci

1. Although he is best known as the painter who created such masterpieces as the “Mona Lisa” and the “Last…

6 months ago

Leonardo da Vinci: The Master of All Trades

On the day Leonardo da Vinci was born, the world had no idea what it was in for. Little did…

1 year ago

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life

Dr. Sherwin Nuland described his writing to Sara Ivry in an interview (October 21, 2005, Nextbook.org) in this way, “I…

2 years ago

The Mind of a Genius: Leonardo da Vinci’s Enduring Legacy

By any measure, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on May 2 of last year was a huge…

4 years ago

Will the Real Mona Lisa Please Stand Up: The Many Identities of the Mysterious Model

"Mona Lisa" is not only Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting, but also the most enigmatic. For centuries, after this…

4 years ago

Mona Lisa Men Have Named Her: Dianne Hales on the “Ordinary” Renaissance Woman Who Continues to Spark “Extraordinary Interest”

Believed to be the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452–1519) “Mona Lisa,” Lisa Gherardini  (1479–1542) was the wife of a Florentine silk merchant.…

8 years ago

Da Vinci Decoded: The Artist’s Long-Hidden Works Surface At Last

Swiss banks are notorious for keeping secrets, but in early October one of its vaults yielded an unexpected discovery—a long-lost…

9 years ago