A new exhibit at MOHAI brings some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s invention ideas to life. Da Vinci - Inventions focuses on the artist’s codices - small booklets containing sketches and descriptions (often written in backward handwriting) - containing ideas that were precursors to airplanes and automobiles. "We know Leonardo is a great artist, we think of...

A global exhibit showcasing newly-built works based mostly on the sketches of Leonardo DaVinci opens in Seattle on Saturday. The touring exhibit will probably be housed within the Museum of History and Industry till Jan. 2 for its West Coast premiere. DaVinci was an inventor, artist, sculpture and extra, however the items within the exhibit weren’t...

A study into the family history of the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci claims to have found 14 living relatives, the youngest aged one. The findings form part of a decades-long project, led by art historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato, aimed at reconstructing the genealogical profile of Da Vinci – who never married and had no...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, celebrates the gradual restart of tourism in Italy with a new mural by acclaimed street artist TvBoy.Titled A Second Renaissance - Flying Away From Covid, the mural on the external wall of Terminal 1 features pop portraits of da Vinci and his enigmatic Mona Lisa, portrayed as modern-d...

During the Renaissance in Italy, there was a rebirth of the ancient Greek notion that “man is the measure of all things.” For Leonardo da Vinci, an innate curiosity and close observance of nature remained the  central theme throughout his life from which all things stemmed. For him, the fields of science, anatomy, painting and engineering are all i...

In the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan we can find one of the most famous masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci: the Last Supper. It is an original representation of the subject made with a new and innovative painting technique conceived by the genius of Leonardo. After all, with the artist, engineer and inventor Da Vinci, origin...

It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period and made a star out of actress Silvana Mangano. "Riso Amaro" ("Bitter Rice"), featured women wearing daring shorts with ripped stockings tramping through water, girl-on-girl mud-wrestling, and Mangano's ample cleavage in everything from tight t-shirts to a negligee. The fil...

More than 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci continues to captivate, inspiring art lovers to question the secrets behind the Mona Lisa’s smile and ponder the symbolism of Lady With an Ermine as readily as they did centuries ago. Given the artist’s enduring popularity, the fact that an Italian scholar’s purported discovery of an unknown Le...

When: November 17th at 7:00 PM EST - Presented by Dr. Rudy Magnan - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center About the Webinar This publication was written in the belief that Leonardo's study of his natural surroundings, his advanced perceptual skills and his continued interest in learning, all played a significant role in developing his creat...

In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci left his hometown of Florence for a new opportunity. He had managed to gain employment at the court of Milan, where Ludovico Sforza “Il Moro” reigned as the de facto duke. There, Leonardo painted one of his most remarkable portraits, a likeness of a teenaged girl named Cecilia Gallerani, who was Ludovico’s favorite mistre...