Cleaner air surrounds 'Last Supper'

Cleaner air surrounds 'Last Supper'

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Efforts to protect Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" from air pollution appear to be succeeding, University of Southern California researchers said.

National Gallery planning Da Vinci show

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- London's National Gallery says it is borrowing paintings from all over the world for its exhibition "Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan."

Italian TV host finds Leonardo portrait

ROME, March 1 (UPI) -- An Italian TV host and science journalist says he believes he has detected a self-portrait created by multitalented Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci Codex may be dismantled

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- One of the world's top Leonardo Da Vinci experts on Tuesday said he favors dismantling a 12-volume collection of work by the Renaissance figure.
Da Vinci works displayed by queen

Da Vinci works displayed by queen

STIRLING, Scotland, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her son's 60th birthday with a display of Leonardo da Vinci works from her private collection at a small museum in Scotland.

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Jumper uses Leonardo-designed parachute

PAYERNE , Sweden, April 28 (UPI) -- A Swiss parachutist says he has successfully completed a jump using a parachute designed in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Chess book may have been drawn by da Vinci

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers say an early guide to playing the game of chess might have been illustrated by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Will reveals size of duke's fortune

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The ninth Duke of Buccleuch, owner of the largest private estate in Britain, died worth $640 million after trying for years to downplay the size of his fortune.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.
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New technology offers Mona Lisa info

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New technology has revealed details about one of the world's most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.

Four charged in Leonardo theft case

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Four men have been charged in Scotland with conspiracy to rob and extort money in connection with the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.

Stolen da Vinci painting recovered

GLASGOW , Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Glasgow, Scotland, have recovered "Madonna with the Yarnwinder," a painting by Leonardo da Vinci worth about $60 million and stolen four years ago.

Scottish police find stolen Leonardo work

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A painting by Leonardo da Vinci stolen four years ago from a Scottish castle has been recovered, police announced Thursday.
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Turin, Royal Library

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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