Leonardo da Vinci

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Was famed Samson and Delilah really painted by Rubens? No, says AI
Long-held doubts about the authenticity of the National Gallery’s masterpiece, bought for £2.5m in 1980, are backed by pioneering technology

Dalya Alberge

26, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The Lost Leonardo review – attribution and avarice on the trail of Salvator Mundi
The story of the hotly disputed discovery and sales of a purported new Leonardo da Vinci work doesn’t paint the art market in a flattering light

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Lost Leonardo: has a new film solved the mystery of the world’s most expensive painting?
Is the $450m Salvator Mundi a fake? This film – featuring tearful sycophants, sneering experts, dodgy dealers and a secretive superyacht – may finally settle the great da Vinci controversy

Jonathan Jones

09, Sep, 2021 @1:08 PM

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The Bible has a happy ending? Well, I’ll be damned | Brief letters
Brief letters: Londoners | Leonardo da Vinci | The Book of Revelation | Art criticism | Squirrels

Letters

07, Jul, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Leonardo Da Vinci project finds 14 living descendants
Researchers hope to understand genius of artist by reconstructing his genealogical profile

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

06, Jul, 2021 @4:07 PM

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How did a £120 painting become a £320m Leonardo … then vanish?
A film about the disputed Salvator Mundi blames the National Gallery for its role in giving credibility to the claim that it was the artist’s lost work

Dalya Alberge

13, Jun, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Leonardo review – an insipid portrait of Da Vinci painted by numbers
Even an intense, smock-wearing Aidan Turner can’t salvage Amazon Prime’s cringe-inducing, broad-brush portrait of the Renaissance icon

Lucy Mangan

16, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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A picture book can paint a thousand words | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial on the power of picture books to fire adult imaginations as much as children’s

Letters

26, Mar, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Leonardo, ladies' man: why can't we accept that Da Vinci was gay?
A new series focusing on the great artist’s relationship with ‘muse’ Caterina da Cremona rests on virtually no historical evidence

Jonathan Jones

26, Mar, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Guardians of UK's literary jewels at risk in V&A plan to cut key library staff
Two-thirds of librarians will lose their jobs in restructuring at London museum under new proposals

Dalya Alberge

07, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Sweet memories of the Royal Festival Hall’s inspiring staircase | Letters
Letters: Trevor Dannatt’s staircase at the Royal Festival Hall made a strong impression on Jeremy Lowe as a young architecture student, while John Page remembers a useful aspect of the banisters

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Revealed: the scientific principles behind Dalí’s surrealist eccentricity
Unpublished drawings show a scrupulous painter inspired by the precise mathematical ratios of the Renaissance masters

Dalya Alberge

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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