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CATEGORY: Leonardo da Vinci
Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million
November 15, 2017

It was the highest price ever paid for a painting. Read More

How a Priceless da Vinci Masterwork Disappeared from View for Centuries
November 14, 2017

Leonardo's “Salvator Mundi” was first authenticated in 2011. Read More

An Orphaned Teenager Was Mother to the World’s Most Famous Artist
June 16, 2017

New information has been uncovered about the mysterious teenage orphan who gave birth to the world’s most famous artist. Read More

Students Use Da Vinci Design to Build World’s Longest Ice Bridge
January 4, 2016

Last week, a team of students and volunteers in Finland started building what will be the world’s longest ice bridge, based on a design by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. Read More

Painting in Swiss Vault May Be Leonardo Da Vinci’s
October 10, 2013

A previously unknown painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci may have been found in a Swiss bank vault. Read More

A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores
January 8, 2013

Fifty years after one of history's most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation. Read More

Has the Original Mona Lisa Been Found?
September 25, 2012

The owners of a portrait known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa believe Leonardo da Vinci painted their version a decade before his iconic masterpiece. Read More

Mona Lisa’s Long-Lost Twin Turns Up in Spain
February 1, 2012

A "Mona Lisa" replica at the Prado in Madrid was probably painted alongside the original by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s apprentices. Read More

Archaeologists Bring Mona Lisa’s Top Model to Light
May 16, 2011

Archaeologists are digging for the bones of the woman who may have sat for the “Mona Lisa." Will facial reconstruction confirm her identity? Read More