Experts to look for lost Leonardo work

FLORENCE, Italy, March 28 (UPI) -- Art officials in Florence, Italy, have resumed the search for a fresco by Leonardo da Vinci believed to be hidden in a Palazzo Vecchio wall.

Study: Mona Lisa neither man nor da Vinci

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 7 (UPI) -- A University of Illinois scientist says Mona Lisa probably wasn't a man, and it's even more unlikely it was a self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo portrait probably not really him

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An Italian professor says the portrait the world has come to know as a likeness of Leonardo da Vinci probably does not resemble the real man.

Leonardo's machines shown in Rome, Naples

ROME, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Two separate exhibitions in Rome and Naples are under way showcasing many reconstructions of the machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

FBI releases Top 10 art crimes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two Van Goghs are among the "Top 10 Art Crimes," a list released by the FBI to draw public attention to unsolved global art heists.

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Unseen da Vinici is displayed in Italy

ANCONA, Italy, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A museum in Ancona, Italy, is displaying a never-seen-before painting believed to have been created by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Tiny sketch could be a da Vinci

PERTH, Australia, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A tiny chalk sketch that has been hanging in a Perth, Australia, home for generations could turn out to be one of the most significant art finds ever.

New DaVinci drawing found

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- A new Leonardo da Vinci work has been discovered under the surface of another painting at a London gallery.

Missing Leonardo may be hidden in Florence

FLORENCE, Italy, June 21 (UPI) -- An Italian engineer believes a missing Leonardo da Vinci fresco is concealed behind a later work by Giorgio Vasari in Florence.

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Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2005 with 243 to follow.
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Today is Friday, April 15, the 105th day of 2005 with 260 to follow.
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Hungary's grandest museum to be renovated

BUDAPESH, Hungary, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, one of the world's finest museums when it opened in 1906, will undergo complete renovation of its galleries, doing away with Communist-era lighting and heating, and adding an underground extension like that of the Louvre

da Vinci's Florence workshop found

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The long-sought studio where Leonardo da Vinci created art in Renaissance Florence has been found at a fresco-embellished monastery.
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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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