FILE - In this Tuesday April 14, 2015 file photo, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" is displayed during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, solving a long-going cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of works by Leonardo and Raphael that the Italian government had agreed to send to Paris. Wednesday’s ruling cleared the way to the loan, rejecting a complaint filed by an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), which contended that the drawing was too fragile to travel and risked being damaged. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a...
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October 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. Tuesday's decision followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been protesting the...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Martin Clayton, Head of prints and drawings at the Royal Collection Trust, poses for the media with drawing which has been recently confirmed as a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and forms part of the Royal Collection, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The newly identified sketch will go on public display for the first time later this month in Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in London between May 24 - Oct. 13. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 5:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A drawing of a bearded, pensive-looking man owned by Queen Elizabeth II is a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, a royal art adviser said Thursday on the 500th anniversary of the artist and polymath's death. Martin Clayton, head of prints at the Royal Collection, said the sketch was made...
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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas. (Lauren Kristin/Swan Auction Galleries via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 8:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — About 200 works of art from a Jewish lawyer's collection that were spirited out of Nazi Germany to the U.S. are going up for auction. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries in New York are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They...
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Employees of the Van Gogh Museum, left, make last adjustments to David Hockney's "The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate" (East Yorkshire, 2011) prior to an exhibit in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The exhibit "Hockney-Van Gogh : The Joy of Nature" runs from March 1st till May 26th, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 27, 2019 - 11:54 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition "Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature" opens Friday and runs through...
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A cameraman takes images of Rembrandt's "self-portrait as the Apostle Paul" (oil on canvas, 1661) during a press preview of an exhibition of the all the Rijksmuseum's Rembrandts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. To mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master's death, museums across the Netherlands have declared 2019 Rembrandt and the Golden Age Year and are staging a string of exhibitions to highlight their collections. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 13, 2019 - 8:35 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off most of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition. From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and prints that usually lie cocooned in the darkness of climate-controlled storage, the...
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In this photo provided by the Opera Laboratori on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, a drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci is observed after being removed from a briefcase which carried it from the Uffizi Gallery to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure where it will undergo scientific analysis, in Florence, Italy. First-ever scientific study of a Leonardo drawing done in his youth shows the artist added details to earlier sketch. The Uffizi Galleries said that 1473 “Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve” was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration for scientific analyses. (Opera Laboratori via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 1:37 pm
ROME (AP) — The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work. The Galleries said the 1473 "Landscape Drawing for...
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Visitors attend the press presentation of the 'Secrets of the Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo at the Ambrosiana" exhibition, at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The Leonardo year at the Ambrosiana opens on 18 December 2018 with an exhibition in two parts, each lasting three months, which will present a total of 46 sheets, chosen from among the most famous and important of the Codex Atlanticus, the true Leonardo treasure at the Ambrosiana, retracing the career of the artist almost from beginning to end, from his early years in Florentine until his last years in France in the service of Francis I. The first part of the exhibition from 18 December 2018 to March 17, 2019, opens with Leonardo's drawings specifically related to the city of Milan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 18, 2018 - 10:00 am
MILAN (AP) — The Ambrosian Library in Milan is planning a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the display of the most important pages of the Renaissance genius' Atlantic Codex. The library, which has preserved the Codex since 1637,...
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A search and rescue workers searches a car for human remains at a trailer park burned out from the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 13, 2018 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play, experts say. With the death toll from the Northern California blaze...
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