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.
Curves and length signal both frailty and strength, finds Roger Dobson
Mona Lisa's sister, bad (or maybe good?) news for aerophobics, driverless cars, a new element and a printable gun
The discovery of another version of da Vinci's masterpiece shows that La Gioconda took him 16 years to paint
A fresh numerical start and a new land to explore are just two of the reasons why we're getting excited.
It was a shaky video of such an astonishing feat that it was hard to imagine it wasn’t an act of computer-generated viral marketing. In a clip that had been viewed more than a million times by last night, a Dutch hobbyist appeared to have succeeded where Da Vinci and generations of dreamers had failed – and flown like a bird.
The Mona Lisa at the Prado in Madrid was thought to be just another fine copy, with added eyebrows and an odd black background.
Leonardo da Vinci deserves better than the National Gallery’s basement,
Revisionists, novelists, conspiracy theorists...all are banished in the National Gallery's clear-sighted assessment of Da Vinci's boundless talent
Valued at £126m and billed as one of the most controversial art finds of the century, Salvator Mundi will be unveiled this week at the National Gallery.
Art experts have criticised plans by the National Gallery to move a fragile drawing by Leonardo da Vinci after it emerged that the institution's own conservators have warned that the work will never be fit to travel.
The National Gallery has taken the unprecedented step of limiting visitor numbers to its forthcoming exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, which opens in November.
The warm waters and strong winds of Costa Rica's Bahia Salinas makes it the perfect location to learn to fly.
Tourists flocking from around the world to London's art exhibitions are fuelling a surge in "gallery rage" as the art world's connoisseurs bemoan overcrowding at an elite list of blockbuster shows.
National Gallery to exhibit record number of artist's works