Drawings from the Codex Atlanticus were used by a Polish pianist to resurrect the 'mythical' instrument
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Monday 07 October 2013
Oli painting of Isabella d'Este is genuine, experts say
Wednesday 07 August 2013
The Mona Lisa is one of the most reproduced images of all time, but art fans may struggle to make out that enigmatic smile on one unusual replica.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Q. We are hoping to go to Rome in September for a long weekend. How easy would it be to extend the stay with a few days by the beach or in the countryside afterwards, to combine some culture with recharging the batteries? Claire Allard, Southampton
Friday 19 July 2013
'I love the virtuosity and imaginative chutzpah of Da Vinci's Demons'
'Tomorrow, I will shoot my Dutch teacher, and as many students as I can': ex-pupil arrested over school shooting threat in Leiden
Monday 22 April 2013
Online message caused 22 schools to stay shut
Saturday 20 April 2013
The genius of Leonardo da Vinci is disguised somewhat in this cheerfully anachronistic tale of his encounters with the Medicis
Friday 08 February 2013
Theatre-goers are used to solicitous, nannying notices about strobe-lighting, nudity and even cigarette-smoking at the entrance to productions.
Sunday 03 February 2013
A Romanian airliner "bounced" off the runway while landing at Rome's main airport during heavy winds, injuring a flight attendant and four passengers.
Monday 21 January 2013
It is the most-visited, the most written about and the most parodied work of art in the world but the ‘uncatchable smile’ that makes Leonard da Vinci’s Mona Lisa so special is not unique according to experts.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Curves and length signal both frailty and strength, finds Roger Dobson
Friday 28 September 2012
Emma considers 50 shades of stardom
Thursday 27 September 2012
Mona Lisa's sister, bad (or maybe good?) news for aerophobics, driverless cars, a new element and a printable gun
Thursday 27 September 2012
A foundation says it will prove to the world today that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa - a claim doubted by at least one expert on the multifaceted Renaissance artist.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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