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'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi plays Leonardo da Vinci in 'dramatized documentary'

'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi plays Leonardo da Vinci in 'dramatized documentary'

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Submarine Deluxe says it has acquired and plans to release theatrically a 3D dramatized documentary, starring Peter Capaldi as artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Karen Butler
UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By United Press International
Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Lefties are celebrating for the 22nd annual International Left-handers Day on Aug. 13, an event meant to celebrate their unique way of handling life.
Aileen Graef
'Da Vinci's Demons' is renewed for a third season

'Da Vinci's Demons' is renewed for a third season

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., May 7 (UPI) -- The historical drama "Da Vinci's Demons" -- starring Tom Riley as the titular artist and innovator Leonardo da Vinci -- has been renewed for a third season.
Karen Butler
Looking for the real Mona Lisa in the wrong place, art detective says

Looking for the real Mona Lisa in the wrong place, art detective says

FLORENCE, Italy, May 1 (UPI) -- The remains of the woman who posed for Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" may be in a different location from where researchers are looking, an art historian said.
Ed Adamczyk
George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Portion of Leonardo Da Vinci mural uncovered in Milan

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Workers at an Italian castle said they have uncovered a portion of a mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15h century that had been whitewashed.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
By United Press International

Florence tomb opened in bid to find 'Mona Lisa'

FLORENCE, Italy, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florence, Italy, have opened the tomb of the woman believed to be model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa to test her DNA.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered a second season of its Italian Renaissance-set series "Da Vinci's Demons," starring Tom Riley as artist-inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 15, 2013
By United Press International
Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Tom Riley leads cast of Starz series 'Da Vinci's Demons'

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Riley says he tried to connect to the man behind the myth while playing the titular artist, architect, engineer and inventor in the new Starz drama series "Da Vinci's Demons."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( pronunciation (help·info), April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Helen Gardner says "The scope and depth of his interests were without precedent...His mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote".

Born as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice and spent his last years in France, at the home awarded him by Francis I.

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