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Renaissance Robotics: Leonardo da Vinci’s Lost Knight and Enlivened Materiality

The knight, when activated, would spring upright while simultaneously closing its arms in a lateral, pectoral embrace.

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to tour British Isles in 2016

Throughout 2016, ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection will travel to four museums and galleries across the United Kingdom and Ireland in a new exhibition.

10 Creepy Things to See at the Louvre That Are Better Than the Mona Lisa

If you’re an ancient historian, a medievalist, or early modernist, there are so many other amazing pieces and works of art a the Louvre other than these two tourist staples. Here is my list of cool, creepy, unusual and better than the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris.

From Tempests and Hydraulic Machines to the Arno Diversion: the Historical Significance of da Vinci’s Study of Water

Reemergence of classical thought and the importance of water in society led da Vinci to pursue multiple projects regarding his study of water – culminating in the project to divert the Arno River.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Study of Light and Optics: A Synthesis of Fields in The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci’s preoccupation with the natural world led him to the fields of optics and astronomy.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Restless Life

George Bent has written about artistic production, the function of liturgical images, and institutional patronage in early Renaissance Florence

Saving Da Vinci

Studying a famous Leonardo self-portrait, a team of scientists has developed a new, nondestructive way to gauge degradation of ancient paper art and docs

The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci

When wine is consumed by the drunkard, it takes revenge on the drinker.

Leonardo’s Literary Writings: History, Genre, Philosophy

This dissertation, conceiving Leonardo as a moral philosopher, provides interpretations that lead to the conclusion that his thought pervades both his major and minor works and that these literary writings must be viewed as an extension (and result) of Leonardo’s greater notions of the world and of how all parts relate to one another.

Leonardo da Vinci painting discovered in Swiss bank vault

For centuries it was believed that Leonardo da Vinci made a pencil sketch of Isabella d’Este, but that he never completed a full portrait of the famous Renaissance noblewoman.

Scientists move closer to connecting Mona Lisa with Lisa Gherardini

Italian scientists are getting closer to solving the mystery of who was the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, Mona Lisa.

An earlier version of the Mona Lisa?

The Swiss-based Mona Lisa Foundation believes they have proven that Leonardo da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa.

Friction and Lubrication in Medieval Europe: The Emergence of Olive Oil as a Superior Agent

Medieval machines suffered from a variety of internal stresses that were controlled only by the weight of their parts.

Exhibition reveals the genius of Leonardo’s anatomical work

Leonardo da Vinci’s ground-breaking studies of the human body are to go on display in the largest-ever exhibition of his anatomical work.

Has the lost Leonardo da Vinci painting been found?

Researchers are now even closer to answering the question if The Battle of Anghiari is still hidden in the walls Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Led by scientist Maurizio Seracini, a team of researchers have uncovered evidence late last year that appears to support the theory that a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting existed on the east wall of the Hall of the 500, behind Giorgio Vasari’s mural The Battle of Marciano.

Newly rediscovered Da Vinci painting to go on display at the National Gallery

The National Gallery in England will be having the first public showing of a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci work, Salvator Mundi, which was created in the late 15th or early 16th century. It will be featured during the Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition, from November 9, 2011 to February 5, […]

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Representation of Animals in His Works

Leonardo studied both the anatomy and physiology of animals in order to render them with scientific precision.

Rivers and Humans: The Civilizing Project of Leonardo da Vinci and Niccoló Machiavelli

Neither man spoke about in his notebooks, letters or diaries. But out of the brainstorming at Imola emerged a project which was as momentous as it was daring

Leonardo da Vinci, Sculptor

In view of the ill-fated attempt of Geheimrat Bode to acquire, in the wax bust of the Flora, a real Leonardo for the Berlin Museum, writers have become more chary in attempting to assign works of sculpture to that artist.

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