Leonardo da Vinci

Booksreview

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

NFTnews

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

NFTnews

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

The Lost Leonardo—a thriller-like film on the world’s most expensive painting—opens in the UK on 10 September

The documentary features experts including editor-in-chief of The Art Newspaper, Alison Cole, and editor-at-large Georgina Adam

Head of a bear sets new record for a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, selling on a single bid for £8.8m at Christie's

The tiny "Post It note" drawing was sold by Thomas Kaplan, owner of the Leiden collection of Rembrandts, who bought it in 2008 based on a fax

Legal battle over €15m Leonardo discovery: owner, Tajan auction house and French government fight it out

An export ban was placed on the drawing in 2017 but the French culture ministry has not purchased the drawing as planned

Filmsreview

The Lost Leonardo—a solid sceptical documentary—follows the saga of the Salvator Mundi

The documentary film about the world’s most scrutinised painting, by the Danish director Andreas Koefoed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday

Leonardo da Vinci's bear pawtrait could make record for drawing by the artist

The work is expected to fetch up to £12m in a live sale at Christie's London this July

Is Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci? Amid the current flurry of ill-informed controversies, let us turn to the science

Can the leaked Louvre book give us the final word on the much-maligned painting that we all need?

Not a Leonardo! Clue to wax bust’s attribution lies inside a sperm whale

New scientific report confirms that wax bust of the goddess Flora—bought by the eminent museum director Wilhelm Bode—dates to after the Renaissance

What the Louvre’s scientific examinations of the Salvator Mundi really revealed—according to the museum’s own book

A secret booklet appears to contradict claims made in a new documentary about the painting's attribution to Leonardo

The real reason why the Salvator Mundi didn't make it into the Louvre's Leonardo show

A feature-length film, screening next week in France, sheds new light on the political machinations surrounding the world's most controversial painting

Alison Cole. with additional reporting by Georgina Adam
NFTnews

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi—the world's most expensive work of art—to be turned into an NFT

Author Ben Lewis is minting the masterpiece to highlight the art world’s ‘age-old inequities and injustices’

Who were the most Googled artists in 2020?

Search data from 84 countries last year shows that Leonardo, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo were among the world's most popular artists

Disarming new findings on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi

The Louvre’s examination of the picture and independent analysis suggest blessing hand and arm were not part of the artist’s original concept

What was the best art book you read in 2020? The Art Newspaper team reveals its favourite publications

From the catalogue for a controversial Guston show to a four-volume tome on Leonardo Da Vinci—and some lighter reads too

Art marketanalysis

Six of the best catalogues raisonnés

From Leonardo to Bacon, take your pick from a selection of essential texts on leading artists

Rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci's 'little devil' lover and collaborator sells for record €1.7m in France

Penitent Magdalene by Salaì, who entered Leonardo's workshop at the age of ten, was estimated at €100,000 to €150,000 and is one of only a handful of known works by the artist

Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Here are the most visited Old Master exhibitions of 2019

The hype surrounding major anniversary celebrations saw big turnouts for Bruegel, Leonardo and Rembrandt

Louvre's Leonardo da Vinci show smashes attendance record with more than one million visitors

Previous highest figure was 540,000 people for the Eugène Delacroix show in 2018