A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world’s most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the Renaissance master sold for a historic $450,312,500, superseding the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of the Renaissance greatest masters is to go under the hammer at Christie’s. Titled Salvator Mundi, it is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo and the only one in private hands.
5 January 2017
The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.
30 December 2016
Poland’s Czartoryski collection that includes Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine and Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan sold to Polish Government for a fraction of the market value.
A music professor has identified a new portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. The 500-year-old engraving, if verified, will be only the third known portrait of the Renaissance Master created during his lifetime. The engraving was created by Marcantonio Raimondi in 1505, and has resided at the Cleveland Museum of Art since the 1930s, but the […]
The Swiss businessman Yves Bouvier, the head of art storage, shipping, and servicing company Natural Le Coultre, as well as the Geneva, Luxembourg, and Singapore freeports, who was arrested in Monaco on suspicion of defrauding art collectors continues to escalate, with new facts in the case coming to light. Swiss businessman’s alleged victims are said […]
A painting of great value believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci was recently seized on the orders of Italian police. The work was removed from a Swiss bank, after it was suspected that the work of art was moved out of Italy illegally. Italian prosecutors confirmed on Tuesday that the painting had […]
A painting of great value believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized on the orders of Italian police. The work was removed from a Swiss bank, after it was suspected that the work of art was moved out of Italy illegally. Italian prosecutors confirmed on Tuesday that the painting, which […]
The discovery of a long lost painting by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci is always headline news in the art world. But this particular painting has prompted experts to jump ahead of an official announcment, by agreeing the work is most certainly by the Renaissance artist. The Carbon dating and infrared analysis of the […]
Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, an exhibition that sheds new light on the his groundbreaking studies of the human body opens this Friday at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Long renowned as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo was also one […]
From Naples to Switzerland then Germany and Japan and back to Italy, the journey of Leonardo’s “Tavola Doria” reads like a gap year itinerary. After being stolen from a family in Naples in 1960, this elusive work is finally making a return to its home country. Leonardo da Vinci is arguably one of the greatest […]
Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance master was known for his immense creative genius: his energy and interest in everything conceivable left prolific imprints in the fields of anatomy, engineering, and most notably painting. The exuberance resulted in beautiful notebooks filled with sketches and inventions, but relatively few finished paintings. Recently, a Scottish woman discovered […]
The Queen Opens Da Vinci Diamond Jubilee Exhibition In May The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace is staging the first display ever of its vast collection of Leonardo da Vinci anatomical drawings. Leonardo da Vinci has long been recognised as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance but the palace exhibition will also show him […]
Art is hot stuff right now. Hockney is the talk of the town far more than this or that film, this or that play, this or that band. And so is Lucian Freud… According to Europe’s largest ticket marketplace, ticket demand for Lucian Freud: Portraits may even exceed that for the National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci: Painter […]
2011 has been a spectacular year for art exhibitions: here are ArtLyst’s Top 11 (top 10’s are so passé) in alphabetical order: 1) Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want @ Hayward Gallery This major survey of the work of one of the Britains best known names in Contemporary art was bold, well executed and daring. […]
Promise of industrial action as National Gallery looks to cut security by half The runaway success of the National Gallery’s Da Vinci exhibition seems to be under threat from the promise of industrial action by gallery assistants over proposed security cuts. Last month over 200 members of gallery staff, including curators, presented gallery director Nicholas […]
9 November 2011
Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery grants deeply intimate insight into the practice of the quintessential celebrity artist Visitors to the National Gallery hoping to find the Leonardo of Dan Brown novels and printed tea towels will leave this exhibition disappointed. With only 9 of Leonardo’s oil paintings on display, ‘The Painter at the Court […]
Taxpayer could pay £1.5 billion if Leonardo da Vinci paintings are harmed during ground-breaking National Gallery exhibition The National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at The Court of Milan is set to make art history as the most complete display of rare surviving paintings ever held. But while the artworld is all a-flutter with anticipation, few […]
This autumn The National Gallery in London is set to break all records with a new exhibition of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci. The gallery will present a landmark exhibition titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” examining Leonardo’s extraordinary observation, imagination and technique. The Autumn exhibition concentrates on his career as […]
Controversy surrounds plans to dig up the grave of a Florentine woman thought to be the sitter of the Mona Lisa. A mausoleum will be searched and excavated in the next few weeks to try and identify the remains of a woman long thought to be the subject of the iconic portrait by Leonardo Da […]