Leonardo da Vinci

The Week in Art podcast | The Mona Lisa’s endless, and problematic, allure; Judy Chicago; and New Objectivity

We speak to the Leonardo da Vinci scholar, Martin Kemp, about the famous painting's potential move and the latest research on its background, to the US artist about her show at Serpentine North and to the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna about Christian Schad’s 'Self-Portrait with Model' (1927)

Mystery of Mona Lisa’s background may have been solved

A geologist claims to have identified the landscape in Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous work as being that of a particular city in northern Italy, but some experts disagree

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Missing Mona Lisa: the story behind the 1911 theft of Leonardo’s masterpiece

The author of a new book tells us why it was stolen and how Picasso got embroiled in the scandal

Mona Lisa undamaged after protesters at the Louvre throw soup at Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece

Members of Riposte Alimentaire demand the right to "healthy and sustainable food" after splattering pumpkin soup over the protective glazing in front of the world's most-viewed painting

Prized Leonardo portrait on the move at US National Gallery of Art amid renovations

The Washington, DC museum will move “Ginevra de' Benci” to a different gallery through early 2024

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AI helps artist think outside the frame

Kody Young fills in the blanks for Leonardo, Hopper and Botticelli

Leonardo scholar claims newly discovered document proves artist’s mother was enslaved

While researching a work of historical fiction, Carlo Vecce says he found a document signed by Leonardo da Vinci’s father implying his mother was an enslaved woman from the North Caucasus region

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi heads to court in case against Sotheby's

New York judge rules the auction house must face trial as part of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s art fraud lawsuit

Damaged Salvator Mundi copy by unknown artist sells for €1m at Christie's

Dated to a century after Leonardo's death, the work does not come from the artist's studio

New book on Martine de Béhague shines light on a great collector who turned to art as solace for personal loss

The first scholarly study of a true dilettante of Old Masters, antiquities and new works, reveals an indomitable, questing soul

First international conference on Salvator Mundi: What was the role of Leonardo's workshop—and why is Christ wearing women's clothes?

There was an "open-minded and collegiate atmosphere" during scholarly proceedings in Leipzig, notably untouched by Leonardo "politics"

Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art acquires Leonardo da Vinci drawing that helped inspire centuries of caricature artists

The drawing, Grotesque Head of an Old Woman (1489-90), was last displayed at the museum in 2017 and is now available for study

A timeline of the $450m Salvator Mundi: centuries of deals, disputes and drama

The Art Newspaper charts the existence of the world's most expensive work of art, from 1478 to today

'The Leonardo and the Carpet Dealer': the secretive first campaign to sell the Salvator Mundi

Respected textiles scholar and dealer Michael Franses was employed in 2009, by one of the syndicate who owned the painting, to offer it for sale to a handful of the world's leading museums

Did Leonardo da Vinci's studio produce two Salvator Mundis in parallel?

Martin Clayton, the Royal Collection Trust's head of prints and drawings presented his research at a major conference in Leipzig

Revealed: the first photograph of the Louvre's Leonardo book that was spiked over Salvator Mundi fiasco

The story of the "Léonard de Vinci. Le Salvator Mundi" publication that was withdrawn from sale

Five years since the $450m Salvator Mundi sale: a first-hand account of the nonsensical auction

At the record-breaking sale at Christie's New York on 15 November 2017, the audience gasped and whooped as if they were at a very exclusive firework display

The five year warranty on the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo is about to run out—could the buyer have asked for their money back?

Warranties of authenticity offered to buyers can be hard to enforce when auctioneers can fall back on the “generally accepted opinion of scholars and experts”

Saudi Arabia reportedly building gallery to house Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

The painting has not been seen in public since it was allegedly bought by the Saudi Crown Prince for $450m in 2017—but the art historian Martin Kemp suggests it may soon be brought "into the light"

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Stolen by the Nazis and a talking point in Cold War Poland: the strange journey of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine

Eden Collinsworth tells a breathless, flowery tale of the celebrated Cecilia Gallerani portrait

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NFT twist is latest development in saga of contested ‘Leonardo’ painting hidden in a Swiss vault

A painting of a princess possibly by the Old Master has been sold digitally—but questions remain over its provenance, the inherent value of non-fungible tokens and who owns what

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Italian government plans to halt digital sales of masterpieces from its major museums

Move follows €240,000 sale of NFT of Michelangelo work, with Uffizi taking a share of the profits

Mona Lisa smeared with cake by man ‘dressed as old lady in wheelchair’

"There are people who are destroying the planet, that's why I did it," the vandal said

Want to look like Mona Lisa? A new website turns your selfies into Leonardo da Vinci-style portraits

The Da Vinci Face platform uses using artificial intelligence and sophisticated algorithms to transform you into an Old Master

Letters | Salvator Mundi: A circumspect description does not a negative verdict make

Robert B. Simon, the New York dealer who earlier had an interest in the $450m painting, questions our front-page article about a Prado catalogue downgrading the work from a fully authenticated Leonardo

Prado museum downgrades Leonardo's $450m Salvator Mundi in exhibition catalogue

Publication for Mona Lisa show puts the painting in category of works that are attributed to, or authorised or supervised by the Renaissance master