4 September 2021

The Lost Leonardo Film Review by James Payne

James Payne reviews the new film “The Lost Leonardo” directed by Andreas Koefed and encounters a thrilling journey through the murky world of art.

6 June 2019

Da Vinci Notebooks Displayed Together In British Library First

To mark the 500th anniversary since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the British Library is to mount an exhibition of the Renaissance master’s notebooks. ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion’ at the British Library will reveal how he believed motion to be the cause of all life’.

30 May 2019


Salvator Mundi Loan Declined For Louvre Da Vinci Exhibition

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, named as the buyer of the highly contentious Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci has declined the loan of the painting to the Louvre in Paris for the large Da Vinci 500 Years show, set for this Autumn.

25 May 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci A Man Of Seductive Charm – Edward Lucie-Smith

This will be a great year of Leonardo celebrations because 2019 marks five centuries since the great artist died and Leonardo is now one of the great monuments of Western culture. Various countries are squabbling over who can do his memory the most honour.

10 February 2018


Leonardo da Vinci Drawings From Queen’s Collection Set To Tour Britain

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci are set to tour Britain as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. One hundred and forty four drawings many considered the rarest examples of his work are going on display in 12 cities. 

16 November 2017


Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

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.

11 October 2017


Privately Owned Leonardo da Vinci Painting To Be Sold At Christies

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

Leonardo Da Vinci Export Ban French Government Declare Drawing National Treasure

The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

30 December 2016

Da Vinci’s Ermine Lady And Other Masterpieces Donated To The Polish Nation

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.

3 June 2015


Leonardo Da Vinci: Portrait Of The Artist Revealed After 500 Years

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 […]

16 March 2015


Staggeringly Over-Priced Modigliani And Leonardo Da Vinci Works Behind Yves Bouvier Case

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 […]

12 February 2015


Da Vinci Expert Denies Authenticating Seized Leonardo Painting Found In Swiss Vault

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 […]

11 February 2015


Leonardo Da Vinci Painting To Be Sold For $135 Million, Seized From Swiss Bank

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 […]

5 October 2013


Da Vinci Portrait Slips Through The Net At Christie’s For £12,000

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 […]

1 August 2013


Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Work Explored In New Royal Collection Exhibition

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 […]

4 December 2012


Stolen Masterpiece The Journey of Leonardo’s Tavola Doria Ends

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 […]

18 August 2012


Da Vinci Code Cracked by Discovery In Scottish Farmhouse

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 […]

23 April 2012


Da Vinci Anatomical Drawings On Display At Palace

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 […]

24 February 2012


Demand For Lucian Freud Tickets Exceeds Da Vinci And Coldplay

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 […]

14 December 2011


Best London Art Exhibitions Of The Year

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. […]

21 November 2011


Da Vinci Exhibition Threatened By Security Cuts At National Gallery

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

Da Vinci Masterpieces Reunited In London

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 […]

7 November 2011


Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Comes At High Price

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 […]

10 May 2011


London da Vinci Exhibition Set To Break Records

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 […]

6 April 2011


Mona Lisa Tomb Raiders Search for Corpse

Controversy surrounds plans to dig up the grave of a Florentine woman thought to be the sitter of the Mona Lisa.