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  • n. Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)


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  • A few years later, Kosice read a book about Leonardo da Vinci, and he was fascinated by da Vinci's efforts to combine art and science, and his mechanical inventions.

    David Galenson: An Artistic Gem in Buenos Aires

  • Hosted by Studio Art Centers International, a U.S. non-profit 501 c 3 university program in Florence for undergraduate and graduate students, the school helped attendees get a quick fix on the city, better understand the enormous role of the Medici's supporting great artists like Michelangelo and da Vinci, and provided a tour of some of the masters which can be seen almost everywhere in the streets and local museums.

    John M. Eger: International Council of Fine Arts Deans Meets in Florence

  • The Michelangelo and da Vinci behind the experience are John Randall , a theatrical producer, and Kristjan Thor , a director.

    Night Out on the Town

  • By and large, Christie's specialist Nicholas Hall says they want iconic Leonardo da Vinci, but with those works scarce, they're bidding up "quirky" examples by da Vinci's followers.

    The Art Market Snaps Back

  • By adding a selection of pieces by artists who were inspired by da Vinci, including Cy Twombly, George Grosz, Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp, the show also explores the impact that Leonardo and his thinking have had on the modern world.

    What's On Around Europe

  • The painting gives a very accurate rendering of the animals and the forest in the background and uses a blurring technique, similar to the sfumato technique used by da Vinci for his "Mona Lisa," for the scrub in the foreground, behind which six more hunters are hiding themselves.

    Masterful Works Open the Gateway to India

  • While a model may have been employed by da Vinci, the portrait never left his possession.

    Ellen Sterling: Solving A Centuries-Old Mystery: "Who Is That Lady?" "That's No Lady, That's Mona Lisa."

  • How did I diverge to this trivial topic, given that the highest IQ in the history of the western world is supposedly held by da Vinci, even though creativity cannot be measured by most standardized tests?

    OpEdNews - Diary: What Does It Take? The Making of a 21st-Century President

  • Appreciation also goes to author and filmmaker Robert Edsel, whose book Rescuing da Vinci and work with the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art have done much to raise public awareness of the contributions of Mason Hammond, Walter Horn, and their MFAA colleagues.


  • Read the writings of Delacroix, da Vinci, and Klee if you think that the act of painting has nothing to do with concepts.



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