Tag Archives: Leonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci's Codex is set to return to Florence

Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester is set to return to Florence

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester is set to return to Italy for the first time in over 20 years.

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Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sells for record $450m

Leonardo da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus entitled Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) has been sold for record $450 million (380 million euros) at Christie’s auction house in New York, making it the most expensive artwork ever.

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Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi unveiled

Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi unveiled

FLORENCE, ITALY – The unfinished Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter. It was unveiled at the Florence’s Uffizi Gallery by the museum’s director Eike Schmidt on Monday March 27, 2017.

The restoration was carried out by a team at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, a research and conservation institute of the Italian culture ministry directed by Marco Ciatti.

The large, nearly square oil painting returned to its home for a special exhibit starting Tuesday and running through September.

The Adoration of the Magi is an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was given the commission by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence, but departed for Milan the following year, leaving the painting unfinished. It has been in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence since 1670.

In the Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi, the Virgin Mary and Child are depicted in the foreground and form a triangular shape with the Magi kneeling in adoration. Behind them is a semicircle of accompanying figures, including what may be a self-portrait of the young Leonardo (on the far right). In the background on the left is the ruin of a pagan building, on which workmen can be seen, apparently repairing it. On the right are men on horseback fighting, and a sketch of a rocky landscape.

Owing to the painting’s unfinished status in 1481, the commission was handed over to Filippino Lippi, who painted another Adoration of the Magi, completed in 1496, in substitution of the one commissioned to Leonardo. It is housed in the Uffizi of Florence.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks

Dog found behind Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo da Vinci painted a undiscovered dog into the background of one of his most iconic masterpieces to subtly condemn the corrupt papacy of his time, the Italian expert Silvano Vinceti said Thursday March 2, 2017.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's The Adoration of the Magi

The comeback of The Adoration of the Magi

The Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece The Adoration of the Magi will┬ábe displayed at the Florence’s Uffizi Gallery at Easter 2017, director Eike Schmidt told ANSA.

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The Italian Embassy in Paris

Leonardo’s exhibit at Italian Embassy in Paris

An exhibit at the Italian embassy in Paris is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival in France of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.

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Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Experts on the hunt for Leonardo Da Vinci’s DNA

A new step are about to take to discoverthe complete genetic profile of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Franco Zeffirelli

Director Zeffirelli related with Da Vinci family

Among the Leonardo Da Vinci’s 35 living relatives found a painter, an engineer, and a Oscar nominee, Franco Zeffirelli, an Italian research revealed.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Descendants of Leonardo found, research says

The art historian Alessandro Vezzosi will announce in Vinci (Florence) on April 14, 2016, that he had found the living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Experts Uncovered a maybe Russian Mona Lisa

Art experts are examining whether a painting in a private collection in St. Petersburg may be a previously undiscovered masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

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