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Louvre in push to display 'missing' Da Vinci: culture expert

Apo - The Louvre museum has made an "offer" to the owner of the world's most expensive painting to allow it to be displayed in a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Paris, a French cultural body chief said Thursday.

Mona Lisa graces Louvre's Leonardo show in virtual 'tete-a-tete'

Paris - The Mona Lisa is conspicuously absent from the Louvre's retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci, but the world-famous Florentine makes up for it by holding court in a virtual reality experience.

Tales of Leonardo, enigmatic genius

Amboise - Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago on Thursday, lives in the collective memory as an enigmatic genius who embodied the Italian Renaissance. Here are some anecdotes about his extraordinary life and work.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Thursday kicked off commemorations to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died in France, paying their respects to the Renaissance genius in a show of unity after months o...

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Amboise - Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Nude 'Mona Lisa' may be by Leonardo, say experts

Paris - A nude drawing that bears a striking resemblance to the "Mona Lisa" was done in Leonardo da Vinci's studio and may be the work of the master himself, a French museum said Monday.

Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced Wednesday.

Pricing the priceless: the $450mn Da Vinci record

New York - A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait of Jesus Christ for nearly half a billion dollars has stunned the art world.

Last privately-owned Da Vinci to go on sale for $100 mn

New York - The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting still in the hands of a private collector will go under the hammer next month in New York, the Christie's auction house said Tuesday, estimating its worth at $100 million.

Leonardo da Vinci may have drawn 'Nude Mona Lisa', experts say

Paris - A nude drawing that bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa may have been done by Leonardo da Vinci, experts told AFP Thursday.

Da Vinci painting seized at Swiss bank

Rome - A hugely valuable painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank on the orders of Italian police who suspect it was moved out of the country illegally.

Mona Lisa's eyes may reveal identity of famous model

Paris - An Italian researcher has sparked controversy over the world's most famous painting with claims that Leonardo da Vinci painted tiny letters into the eyes of the Mona Lisa which may finally reveal a secret code that will identify the model.

Now Experts Can Study the Last Supper on the Internet

Leonardo DaVinci's enigmatic artwork, The Last Supper, is now available for viewing on the Internet. The website Haltadefinizione.com is now presenting the work of art in 16 billion pixels.

A Modern-Day DaVinci Genius?

Theo Jansen creates complex structures that walk, flap wings aided by just winds.

Gates unveils virtual Da Vinci notebook

Bill Gates showed off a virtual version of his own collection of Leonardo Da Vinci's scientific musings on Tuesday as he unveiled the company's eagerly anticipated Windows Vista operating system.

Scholar Discovers Grave of Mona Lisa.

Experts believe they have finally discovered the date and burial place of the real Mona Lisa.
 

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