Leonardo da Vinci

For artistically-minded people, the ratio—or better yet, the divine proportion—might be easier to understand visually. Here are several examples of how the golden ratio can be applied to works from…
Taken in the 1820s by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the world’s oldest surviving photograph was captured using a technique Niépce invented called heliography, which produces one-of-a-kind images on metal…
Though he died quite young, Raphael's career included a rivalry with Michelangelo, educational encounters with Leonardo da Vinci, and a lengthy stint at the Vatican.
There is no doubt that the golden ratio runs rampant through the art of the sixteenth century and on. The most evident manifestation of the ratio lies in the composition of paintings and cutting of…
A leading expert on the works of Leonardo da Vinci thinks she has found a new drawing by the Renaissance master.
As the orginal "Renaissance Man," Leonardo da Vinci’s works have influenced artists, scientists, architects, and great thinkers for centuries. Along with the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, his…
Andrea del Verrocchio pushed his students and painting as a whole to new heights. Why was his legacy neglected for centuries?

In April, art institutions began honoring the medical profession by showcasing works from their collections under the hashtag #MuseumsThankHealthHeroes. As we cheer the heroic efforts of frontline…