Leonardo Da Vinci

Walter Isaacson: What We Can Learn About Innovation From Leonardo da Vinci

I spoke to Walter Isaacson, author of <i>Leonardo da Vinci</i> and the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, about why he decided to write his new book, what we can all learn from da Vinci about improving our own skills, some new discoveries he had through researching for the book, why passion leads to …

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Jesus painting by Leonardo Da Vinci Is one of the most expensive

If you happen to have $100 million lying around, this painting of Jesus could be yours. Salvator Mundi, or Savior of the World, is a 16th century …

Art History

Sotheby’s explores the market for Old Master copies

Last week, Christie’s announced that it will sell a Leonardo da Vinci painting guaranteed to fetch $100 million (£75.2 million), in a contemporary art sale in New York (a move that must have ruffled a few feathers in the Old Master department).<p>Here, it will feature alongside Andy Warhol’s multiple …

Artists

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Developing A Brand New Crime Drama TV Show

No days off<p>A man with a manicured finger in all number of Hollywood pies, Leonardo "Yacht Master Cargo Short Lord" DiCaprio is now producing his …

TV

Morning Links: Frankenstein's Monster Edition

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein.<p>WIKIMEDIA COMMONS<p><b>Bonjour, Paris</b><p>The art world has arrived in Paris for museum and gallery openings ahead of FIAC, the …

Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist

In this web exclusive, biographer Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and his …

24 Thoughtful Baby Names Inspired by History

Hunting for the right baby name is a process, especially if you’re looking for something with a little more meaning behind it. A good place to start is by looking back through the pages of history for a name that connects with something you stand for or something that inspires you. From Roosevelts …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

<b>“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.”</b> <i><br>– Walter Isaacson</i><p>Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane …

Success

The Horses of Picasso

<b>It is interesting to see how many of the greats of the art world appreciated (and enjoyed drawing) the mighty horse.</b><p>Muse to The Collective Art …

Art

From Jesus Christ’s Arrival at Christie’s to Trump’s UNESCO Snub: The Best & Worst of the Art World This Week

Art World<p>Catch up on the week's art news—fast.<p>,<p>What happened in the art world this week? A lot! Here, artnet News’s editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein …

State Street

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Renaissance artist and inventor, whose curiosity about the world raised him from ignominious birthright to the …

Art History

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas

Walter Isaacson's new book about da Vinci shows readers how to unlock their inner genius.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and …

Creativity

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 16, 2017

This week: Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo da Vinci, plus Amy Tan's wise and profound memoir.

Books

Today is Friday the 13th. Here’s why the date is so dreaded

If you had a bad start to the morning or are not having the best day today, you can blame it on the date. The associations of Friday 13 with …

Knights Templar

Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Expected to Fetch $100 Million

A painting that sold for $60 in 1958 is expected to fetch $100 million at a Christie’s auction in November 2017. That’s because the piece—known as</i> …

Humanities

15 things all curry lovers know to be true

<b>Being a curry lover is the easiest thing in the world, because it just tastes so wonderful.</b><p>How to look after your mental health when you're on holiday<p>…

Getting Art Commissions from Artists - The Dos and Don'ts

October 13, 2017<p>Behind the alias of Andrey V. lies Andreja Velimirović, a passionate content writer with a knack for art and old movies. Majoring in …

Artists

London Auctions Are on the Rise, but a Big Failure Casts a Shadow

“Sales of contemporary art have returned to a growth path,” the auction result database artprice.com said in a report published on Oct. 2. According to the report, after two years of “healthy correction,” global auction turnover of contemporary art grew 14 percent in the first half of 2017, …

The Arts

How to Simplify Your Photography and Life

Dear friend,Some ideas on how you can simplify your photography and life.OPEN SOURCEDOWNLOAD PDF: How to simplify your photography1. Less is …

Eric Kim

Balance Out Friday the 13th With These 6 Lucky Foods

If there was ever a time to eat as many lucky foods as possible, Friday the 13th is it.<p>October 13, 2017<p>This calendar year we are lucky (or unlucky) …

Spices

Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

The podcast is available on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts including iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and TuneIn.<p>In the …

Museums

The day Francis Bacon got burnt in the saleroom

<b>Art collectors are not</b> buying anything at any price any more. October’s auction season in London will be remembered as the time that Francis Bacon’s …

Sotheby'S

Leonardo da Vinci’s last known painting once sold for $60—now it’s being auctioned off for at least $100 million

$100 million<p>Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi will be auctioned off with a sky-high starting price in New York next month.<p>Published | Photo by …

Trump tells Dems to make a deal on Obamacare subsidies

The White House announced late Thursday that the president was ending the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments

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The History of Art According to Jeff Koons

Art history has always been important to me. When I was starting out, I wasn’t familiar with the history of art and it wasn’t until after I arrived at art school that I learned how art was involved with the humanities. When I had my first art-history class, I realized I could have a dialogue with …

Art

Isaacson's new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci

NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.<p>"He's the most fun, joyous person I can imagine," says the best-selling biographer, whose "Leonardo da Vinci" comes out Oct. 17. "And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this …

Walter Isaacson

How to unlock your inner Leonardo da Vinci

Would you hire this guy?<p>The candidate is hopeless with deadlines and alternates between undisciplined meandering and grandiose hyperactivity. When he isn’t sketching birds, he’s making fruitless plans to reroute rivers, build cities or create absurd flying machines. When he does focus on a project, …

Entertainment

The 'Necronomnomnom' Is a Horrific, Lovecraft-Inspired Cookbook

The spooky recipe tome is raising funds on Kickstarter.<p>Anyone can get into the Halloween spirit with ghosts and spooky vampires, but what about true …

Halloween

'The Last Da Vinci': Painting By Leonardo To Be Auctioned At Christie's, Estimated At $100 Million

On November 15th, auction house Christie's will be offering a "special lot" in its <i>Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale</i>: A painting of Jesus …

Art History

For Two Very Clever Reasons, the DB11 Volante Is the Best-Looking Convertible Available

“Volante is a name unique to Aston. It’s Italian for ‘flying,’ and it’s something that we attribute to all our open-top cars.” Aston Martin CEO Andy …

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