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Leonardo da Vinci likely suffered from ADHD: Scientists

Da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works.

May 24, 2019, 11:43 AM IST

Scientists create world's smallest copy of Mona Lisa with DNA

While DNA is perhaps best known for encoding the genetic information of living things, the molecule is also an excellent chemical building block.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:09 PM IST

Controversial Da Vinci is New York auction season star

"Salvator Mundi," is a painting of Jesus Christ by the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci circa 1500.

Nov 12, 2017, 23:08 PM IST

Leonardo da Vinci drew a 'nude version' of Mona Lisa, say experts

Experts at the world's largest art museum The Louvre claim that he drew the naked version after studying a charcoal sketch.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:05 PM IST

Mona Lisa smile: Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting's facial expressions decoded!

Scientists began by creating eight versions of the Mona Lisa that differed only in gradual changes to the curvature of her mouth.

Mar 16, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Now, a digital Mona Lisa that changes expressions

A digital version of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting Mona Lisa can replace her enigmatic smile with a frown, pucker her lips and follow viewers' movements with her eyes.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

New Leonardo da Vinci image found

A US music professor in the US has identified what he believes to be a rare image of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in a 500-y ear-old engraving. The engraving, carved by Italian artist Marcantonio Raimondi in 1505, shows da Vinci playing a lira da braccio- an European bowed string instrument of the Renaissance. If music professor at Case Western Reserve University in US Ross Duffin's claims are true, verified, the engraving could be one of only three known depictions of the artist created while he was alive. 

Jun 04, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Leonardo Da Vinci painting seized at Swiss bank

A hugely valuable painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank on the orders of Italian police who suspect it was moved out of the country illegally.

Feb 11, 2015, 09:01 AM IST

DNA: How Obama, Modi keep themselves fit despite little sleep

Zee News' DNA analysed the sleeping pattern of some leaders from around the world that includes US President Barack Obama, who sleeps 5 hours in a day and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sleeps o

Jan 27, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa portrait of his Chinese mother?

A Hong Kong-based historian and novelist has claimed that the woman depicted in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting might be both a Chinese slave, and his mother.

Dec 04, 2014, 09:05 AM IST

Mona Lisa a Chinese slave and Da Vinci's mother?

An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci's mother -- making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese -- sent online commentators into a frenzy Wednesday.

Dec 03, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

Leonardo da Vinci first to identify hurricanes?

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, famous for being an artist, scientist, inventor and musician, may also have been the first to identify hurricanes, scientists say.

Nov 23, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related.

Jul 09, 2014, 17:33 PM IST

Is there a `Mona Lisa` in 3D?

Is there a second `Mona Lisa` painting by the great Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D?

May 03, 2014, 21:51 PM IST

Global goes desi at Comic Con India

Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci`s iconic Mona Lisa wears a Punjabi salwaar kameez and dashing superhero Wolverine has become "Wolver Anna", with an obvious resemblance to southern superstar Rajinikanth! Thinking global and going local is the mantra of entrepreneurs at the Comic Con India festival.

Feb 08, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

Laser to reveal famous paintings` secrets

What if you can assess what exactly went into the mind of the renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci while painting the Mona Lisa portrait?

Jan 21, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Artist recreates masterpieces for a living

A UK artist has made a career out of producing replicas of great painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Vermeer and Henry Wallis.

Aug 17, 2013, 17:50 PM IST

Have experts stumbled upon Mona Lisa`s remains?

The identity of the raven-haired beauty painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1504 in one of his most famous paintings, Mona Lisa, has been subjected to much debate.

Aug 10, 2013, 16:49 PM IST

`Skeletons of `Mona Lisa` and her kin due for DNA testing`

DNA testing of bones inside the tomb, in the Martyrs` Crypt behind the main altar of Florence`s Basilica della Santissima Annuziata, could confirm that researchers have found the remains of Mona Lisa.

Aug 09, 2013, 21:08 PM IST