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’.
6 June 2019
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.
30 May 2019
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the British Library brings together highlights from three of his remarkable notebooks.
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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.
25 May 2019
Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection.
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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.
10 February 2018
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.
16 November 2017
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.
11 October 2017
The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.
5 January 2017
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.
30 December 2016
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3 June 2015
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16 March 2015
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12 February 2015
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11 February 2015
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5 October 2013
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1 August 2013
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4 December 2012
Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance master was known for his immense creative genius: his energy and interest in everything… Read More
18 August 2012
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24 February 2012
Promise of industrial action as National Gallery looks to cut security by half The runaway success of the National Gallery’s… Read More
21 November 2011