Description of the artwork «Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)»
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Publications about the artwork
A portrait sketch: 6 stories about Picasso you probably didn’t know
Why did Picasso smoke cigars? What fight did the master of modern art recall all his life with delight? Which fingers did he and Chagall give each other at their last friendly dinner? Who helped him escape prison for stealing a famous artwork? And the most important thing: what of all this is true?
Tax archives unveiled the mystery of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother
The identity of Leonardo da Vinci ’s mother has always been a mystery. Art historians struggle to find information about the woman whose illegitimate son became the artistic genius who painted Mona Lisa . One of the world’s leading authorities on Leonardo, Martin Kemp, in his book shed more light on the mysterious figure and her fate.
News about museums and galleries
Salvator Mundi: the Louvre initiates loan negotiation
The Louvre's director initiated negotiations with an anonymous buyer of Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci that was recently sold at Christie's for $450.3 million to exhibit it at the Paris museum in 2019.
Events and expositions
Лувр хочет заполучить «Спасителя Мира» да Винчи. Хотя бы временно
Директор Лувра Жан-Люк Мартинес ведёт переговоры с таинственным покупателем (или покупателями) «Спасителя Мира» Леонардо да Винчи о том, чтобы выставить в парижском музее работу стоимостью в 450,3 млн долларов. Об этом сообщает сайт Hyperallergic со ссылкой на интервью руководителя учреждения радиостанции RTL . Тот сказал, что надеется одолжить самое дорогое произведения искусства в мире…
The Garden of Earthly Delights and 10 masterpieces of its age
Did you know that the most familiar artworks of the Renaissance The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, Mona Lisa or La Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci and The Sistine Madonna by Raphael were not only painted in the same century, but in the same fifteen years of the XIV century, so we can say they were all created at the same time?
What is actually depicted on The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci?
Mary Magdalene, golden section, an eel with oranges and musical harmony: we are looking for them on the famous fresco with Ross King, the author of “Leonardo and The Last Supper”. We also find out why Henry James called Da Vinci fresco "an illustrious invalid" and, in the end, what's Dan Brown's theory is all about?