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News: Code Found in Mona Lisa’s Eyes

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  After the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Europe, was subjected to hyper-magnification, it has been discovered that two letters were painted onto each of the mysterious woman’s eyes. In the right eye, the letters LV are visible, which can be presumed refer to the artist’s initials, Leonardo da Vinci. In the left eye are letters much more intriguing, ... Read More »

News: Lost Leonardo Work Discovered

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Renaissance artist, inventor and all around genius Leonard da Vinci left many clues to his numerous experiments, much of which is written in a backwards handwriting he invented in order to keep his discoveries secret. Now, a fragment of his manuscript that had been forgotten for nearly 150 years has been rediscovered in the local archives in Nantes, France, uncovered ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh & Leonardo Argue from the Grave

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  In what was part performance art and part serious debate about art today, five psychics were invited to an event during the London Frieze art fair organized by American multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Vallance. Each psychic channeled the spirit of a different Western artist to participate in a panel where questions were posed to the deceased such as “Is there ... Read More »

This is Why You’re Fat, The “Last Supper” Edition

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  It’s no secret (or Papal conspiracy for that matter) that, on the whole, humankind is slowly evolving from the slim figure of the Vitruvian Man into something more resembling Homer Simpson. Yes, many people on this earth still live in Medieval conditions with bony, underfed bodies to match. But looking around the more familiar backdrops of, say, modern Rome ... Read More »

Old Master to Be New Movie Hero: Da Vinci Action Flick in Development

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  Whether or not they’re wholly truthful, Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” and Robert Altman’s “Vincent and Theo” are at least faithful to the stories of the artists they portray—delivering the tone, the feeling of those real lives if not their exact details. Wonderful and effective as they are, these and other films following the histories of these great painters do lack ... Read More »

“La Belle Ferronnière”, The Poor Man’s “Mona Lisa”, Sells For $1.5 Million

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  News comes today that the somewhat controversial “La Belle Ferronnière”, a painting most likely from the 18th Century and once questionably attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, has sold through Sotheby’s auction house at the princely sum of $1.5 million, about twice what it was expected to garner. Beautiful as it is, “La Belle” has been through the critical ringer ... Read More »

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