Leonardo da vinci died at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519, at the small manor house in the Loire Valley given to him by King Francis I of France. He was buried nearby in the church of the Château d’Amboise, which was demolished in the early 19th century. An excavation decades later turned up bones that were believed to be Leonardo’s. An inscription no...

When: Friday, May 31, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York This year marks the quincentennial of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance master who died in May 1519. Artist, inventor, architect, and all-around genius his works will be on display in dozens of exhibitions around the world. The I...

A newly-identified sketch of Leonardo da Vinci is to go on public display for the first time at Buckingham Palace. The drawing of a bearded man is believed to be one of only two surviving portraits made during the artist’s life time. Martin Clayton, head of prints and drawings at the Royal Collection, uncovered the image while examining papers stor...

May 2, 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the great Italian Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, who was both a master and innovator in the areas of painting, sculpting, architecture, science, engineering, music, mathematics, literature, anatomy, astronomy, architecture and invention. Because of his exceptional and so widely varied t...

There are no more maps available. But it’s not a problem, says the woman at the front desk of our hotel. She takes out a piece of paper and rapidly sketches the almond-shaped town — just a couple of curved streets around the castle walls, with an “X” at the church and a dot at the museum ticket office. “I’m a descendant of Leonardo,” she jokes as s...

Homemade pasta, beautiful churches, delicious gelato, glamorous haute couture and a cultural history like nowhere else. There's already a legion of reasons to visit Italy, but 2019 brings another as the country its celebrates one of its original artistic exports: Leonardo da Vinci. May 2 marks 500 years since the death of the original Renaissance m...

Two Italian experts are set to perform a DNA test on a lock of hair that they say might have belonged to Leonardo da Vinci. The hair strand was found in a private collection in the US and will go on display for the first time at the Ideale Leonardo da Vinci museum in Vinci (the Tuscan town where the artist was born), from May 2, the 500th anniversa...

The University of Alabama will host the southeastern premiere of a multimedia presentation based on the works of a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance. Minneapolis composer Jocelyn Hagen’s “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. The performance will comb...

We might as well get the cliches out of the way: Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius of unparalleled stature. During the course of his life, he created some of the greatest paintings of his (and any other) age, as well as inventing machines and recording anatomical observations that wouldn’t be surpassed for centuries. However, we often overlook the som...

About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about the human through writing about the nonhuman – plants, animals, objects, angels, demons, gods and God. As weeks passed, I found myself becoming more and more attuned to the nonhuman ent...