Famous Paintings: Lady with an Ermine

Given that Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) died nearly five centuries ago, it seems unlikely that there would be still be major discoveries about this Italian Renaissance master. But "unlikely" happens. The French scientist Pascal Cotte spent three years using a [...]

By |2018-03-25T17:21:31-04:00December 29th, 2016|Renaissance paintings|0 Comments

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Authenticated

A Leonardo da Vinci painting believed lost or destroyed has been authenticated, rocking the art history world (and all Leonardo fans worldwide). Titled Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), this panel painting was publicly displayed for the first time in the exhibition, [...]

By |2018-03-23T23:24:57-04:00July 11th, 2011|Renaissance paintings|0 Comments

Famous Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci

There are around 14 Leonardo da Vinci  paintings, according to recent art history sources.  The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, boasts two of these Leonardo da Vinci paintings, Madonna with a Flower (commonly known as Benois Madonna) of 1478, and Madonna and [...]

By |2018-03-24T18:32:05-04:00August 18th, 2010|Renaissance paintings|0 Comments

Famous Paintings: The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

With the art history world swooning about "La Bella Principessa", a drawing newly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), I'm reminded again of the accomplishments of this singular Renaissance genius.  Not only did he create some of the most famous [...]

By |2018-03-25T17:09:13-04:00October 23rd, 2009|Renaissance paintings|0 Comments