Leonardo Da Vinci

Fascinating Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Opens at Science Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This is a fascinating exhibition. And it's interesting that even when you set aside the hyperbole and examine the man's work, you still find yourself a little in awe of this man who blended his radical thinking with a prodigious talent. He really was a one-off.

Assassin's Creed Verses History

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

More Assassin's Creed games are coming out in the next couple of months, along with their slogan, "History is our playground." But these games are not about history, they're about conspiracy theories, and conspiracy theories are often brash simplifications of more complex historical events, as the next installments are going to be.

What If da Vinci Was More Forward-Thinking Than We Are Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

It's already widely accepted that Leonardo da Vinci was something of a genius. What if, however, it turned out that he was something more, a beacon of...

From Fashion to Art: 'Normcore' at the Tate Britain

Morgan Meaker | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Morgan Meaker

Fashion is still buzzing with the idea of 'Normcore' - a trend cemented by Kim Kardashian's appearance on the cover of Vogue. Suddenly the emphasis has shifted from supermodel to reality star; chiffon to denim; effort to effortless.

'Lost' Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Found After 500 Years (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A 'lost' mural by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered during the restoration of a castle. The artwork was revealed aft...

Is This A Long-Lost Da Vinci?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 500-year-old painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in a Swiss bank vault. The portrait – which depicts Mar...

LOOK: Leonardo Da Vinci's Extraordinary Anatomical Sketches

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A new exhibition in Edinburgh is demonstrating the remarkable accuracy of 500-year-old anatomical drawings by the Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinc...

Love Alive in Art: Sparks of Genius in the Marriage of Science and Art

Ana Tzarev | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When science and art collide, a sea of possibilities opens before us. To uncover such wonders, you must become a creative adventurer. Be dedicated and curious. Let your imagination be your compass and, courage, your constant companion!

LOOK: Famous Art Recreated With Torchlight

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

Look familiar? Illuminating Banksy's The Balloon Girl These incredible re-imaginings of famous artworks are created entirely by light. Artist...

Nasa Sends Mona Lisa To The Moon Using Lasers, For Some Reason

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has beamed a copy of the Mona Lisa to the moon using a high-powered laser. The image of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece was beamed to the Luna...

Equipping Our Children to be Twenty-First Century Polymaths: The Impact of the Arts on Interdisciplinary Learning

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Interdisciplinary learning is not a new concept, but is now needed in education more than ever as our economic, social, and cultural environments develop at accelerating speed. There have been countless interdisciplinary thinkers who saw no boundaries between subjects.

The Sacred and the Profane: The Sistine Chapel and a Fiery Renaissance Rivalry

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Brendan Pittaway

It may be hard to believe that, half a millenium ago, the project helped fuel one of the Renaissance's greatest rivalries, attended by stories of sex, violent rows, money and a dirty, bitter, misshapen genius in dogskin boots.

Art Vandalism: From Mona Lisa To Banksy

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

This week the Tate Modern became the victim of art vandalism after Vladimir Umanets allegedly daubed his signature on Mark Rothko's 1958 painting Blac...

Did This Skull Belong To Mona Lisa?

Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

Could this skull skeleton have belonged to the most famous muse in art? Archaeologists digging beneath a Tuscan convent believe their search for th...

Female Intellect: A Renaissance?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Intellect and power are words which by default we associate with masculinity. History records a long list of powerful people, political leaders, scientists, engineers, philosophers, writers, artists' et al, mostly male.

The Da Vinci Mould: Famous Self-Portrait Is 'Unrepairable'

Posted 14.12.2012 | Home

A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is covered in 'mould' and will likely prove impossible to repair. The precious red chalk drawing of the elderl...

Freud Show Opening Till Midnight To Cope With Demand

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home

A record-breaking show of Lucian Freud paintings will open until midnight for three days to cope with unprecedented visitor numbers. The exhibition...

Da Vinci's Groundbreaking Anatomy Sketches To Go On Display

PA | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home

Preparations are under way to stage the first display of Leonardo da Vinci's Leoni binding - the 16th century leather album which for more than 300 ye...

New Strikes Hit National Gallery

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

Workers at the National Gallery will stage another strike today in a continuing row over jobs. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union ...

Strikes Hit Leonardo's Big Show

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home

Workers at London's National Gallery, home to the blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci art exhibition, will go on strike today in a row over jobs. As prev...

'Greatest Art Show Of All Time' At Threat During Strike Action

Posted 16.01.2012 | Home

It’s been one of the biggest art shows in living memory, but this week people will be walking out of Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Mila...

How Science Made Me Think Again About How to View Art

Matt Cain | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Matt Cain

When it comes to our appreciation of art, who cares what we're meant to think? Who cares what the critics or art historians tell us we should feel?

2011's Biggest Art Stories

Posted 15.12.2011 | Home

A blockbuster art exhibition? Turner Prize nominees that people actually liked? A masterpiece ruined by a cleaner? It can only be the biggest art sto...

Sam Parker

Leonardo At The National Gallery Reviewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home

The problem with the word 'genius' isn't only that we sometimes apply it to undeserving people, it's that we tend to use it as an explanation for why ...

How Even the Best Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Ever Still Won't Please Everyone

Tom Hunter | Posted 15.12.2012 | Home
Tom Hunter

If anything the commercial success of an exhibition like Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, is evidence of the need for more, not less, funding investment for the Arts.