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August 9, 2013 | By David Ng
Leonardo da Vinci explored the possibility of human flight centuries before the Wright brothers made it a reality. A notebook that the Renaissance artist created on the subject will be making a rare trip to the U.S. in an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in September. "Codex on the Flight of Birds" -- which experts believe the artist created to study avian flight in order to better understand its mechanics -- will be on exhibit in Washington from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22. The Smithsonian said the Codex will be displayed near the Wright brothers' 1903 aircraft, and will be supplemented by an interactive digital display that will allow visitors to virtually browse the notebook.
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October 4, 2013 | By David Ng, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
A portrait of a woman believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in the vault of a Swiss bank, according to a report in the Italian press. But doubt exists over the piece's authenticity and additional research still needs to be completed. The piece -- a painting of a Renaissance noblewoman named Isabella d'Este -- was discovered amid a collection of hundreds of items belonging to an Italian family, according to a report in Italy's Corriere Della Sera.
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August 23, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Las Vegas' newest artistic attraction is a 500-year-old sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci. A mold and original bronze cast crafted by Leonardo were put on view to the public for the first time at “Da Vinci - The Genius," an exhibit at the Venetian Resort. "Horse and Rider," which shows a Renaissance soldier on horseback, is thought to be one of the only surviving examples of Leonardo's sculpture work. Leonardo molded the cast from a block of beeswax in the early 1500s, but died before the project was completed.
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August 9, 2013 | By David Ng
Leonardo da Vinci explored the possibility of human flight centuries before the Wright brothers made it a reality. A notebook that the Renaissance artist created on the subject will be making a rare trip to the U.S. in an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in September. "Codex on the Flight of Birds" -- which experts believe the artist created to study avian flight in order to better understand its mechanics -- will be on exhibit in Washington from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22. The Smithsonian said the Codex will be displayed near the Wright brothers' 1903 aircraft, and will be supplemented by an interactive digital display that will allow visitors to virtually browse the notebook.
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October 4, 2013 | By David Ng, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
A portrait of a woman believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in the vault of a Swiss bank, according to a report in the Italian press. But doubt exists over the piece's authenticity and additional research still needs to be completed. The piece -- a painting of a Renaissance noblewoman named Isabella d'Este -- was discovered amid a collection of hundreds of items belonging to an Italian family, according to a report in Italy's Corriere Della Sera.
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July 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic “Jobs,” and Wednesday on “The Tonight Show” he had high praise for the late tech mogul.   Kutcher recalled how he missed an opportunity to meet Jobs about six months before he passed away - something that he now regrets. “In hindsight I look back and think I had the opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role,” he said, likening his own experience of Jobs' passing to that of JFK. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times After returning home, Kutcher went to his computer, where the realization dawned on him “that all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.” “I realize that I'd taken for granted the contribution that he actually gave to society.
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April 1, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Every traveling exhibition of treasures from a distant land seems to have a few stars that shine from street banners and pack in crowds. In "Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland," now making its last stand at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor here, it's a single painting by Leonardo: "Lady With an Ermine."
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May 2, 2012 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's hard to fathom that Tony Bennett hasn't been here forever, smiling broadly in a tux and singing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco. " But not only was there a world before Tony Bennett, there was a Tony Bennett before Tony Bennett: Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens in 1926, he broke in the early '50s with "Because of You" and a series of elegant albums on Columbia. He struggled at times with the dominance of rock music, but he's been on an upswing since the mid-'80s. Between a popular MTV Unplugged album with guest spots for Elvis Costello andk.d.
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March 10, 1996 | Alexander Theroux, Alexander Theroux's most recent book is "The Primary Colors: Three Essays" (Henry Holt). "Secondary Colors" is due out in April
Leonardo's curse was that he remembered everything," Jack Dann solemnly announces in the prologue to "The Memory Cathedral." We are told that memory, not sight, was the primary sense of the great Leonardo, that his fertile, inventive mind--"a holly house of memory, from which nothing could be lost"--is replete with a thousand adventures, thoughts and dreams.
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March 25, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Easter Sunday brings the annual lineup of holiday festivities to television. The live broadcast of "Easter Sunrise Service" from the Hollywood Bowl begins on Channel 9 at 5:15 a.m. Pope John Paul II celebrates "Easter in Rome" at 10 a.m. on Channels 4 and 39. This NBC news special chronicles all of the religious observances of this past week at the Vatican, including Easter Mass from St. Peter's Square. Channel 7 will broadcast an Easter celebration of a different kind Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
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July 30, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
It looks like David Letterman's feeling a little lonely in his old age. On Monday night's “Late Show,” the famously cranky comedian made an awkward attempt to strike up a bromance with Denzel Washington. “I know women want you,” Letterman said. “And I just want to be with you.” While we can hardly blame him for making such an eager overture - who wouldn't want to have Denzel on speed dial? - Letterman clearly caught the Oscar-winner off-guard. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times A pained look spread across Washington's face as his host continued: “I don't have famous friends and I'm looking for a famous friend.
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July 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic “Jobs,” and Wednesday on “The Tonight Show” he had high praise for the late tech mogul.   Kutcher recalled how he missed an opportunity to meet Jobs about six months before he passed away - something that he now regrets. “In hindsight I look back and think I had the opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role,” he said, likening his own experience of Jobs' passing to that of JFK. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times After returning home, Kutcher went to his computer, where the realization dawned on him “that all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.” “I realize that I'd taken for granted the contribution that he actually gave to society.
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April 17, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Da Vinci's Demons" premiered on Starz on Friday. On Wednesday, Starz showed signs of great confidence in the show by ordering a second season. The series from creator David Goyer tells the "untold" story of Leonardo da Vinci's youthful days in Renaissance-era Florence. It's described as a historical fantasy and depicts the 25-year-old Da Vinci (Tom Riley) inventing the future through his ingenious creations. Times TV critic Mary McNamara described the series as borrowing "from film, television and video games to create something new, inarguably flawed, possibly revolutionary and certainly fun to watch.
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February 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A notebook from Leonardo da Vinci that contains some of the Renaissance-era thinker's scientific and artistic studies has been digitized by the British Library and is now available for online viewing. The so-called "Codex Arundel" is viewable on the British Library's website . The notebook contains the artist's trademark backward writing that can be read (in Italian) when reflected in a mirror. The British Library says on its site that the notebook features "diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes.
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February 5, 2013 | By Suzanne Muchnic
This story has been corrected. Please see note below. "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne," a highly prized painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Louvre, is having a big year. Last spring, the sensitive portrayal of St. Anne with her daughter and grandson was the keystone of an exhibition at the Parisian museum. For the first time, Leonardo's "final masterpiece" - in process for years and left unfinished at the artist's death in 1519 - was exhibited with his compositional sketches, preparatory drawings and landscape studies, along with related works by other artists.
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September 27, 2012 | By David Ng
A group in Switzerland is claiming that Leonardo Da Vinci created an earlier version of his masterpiece "Mona Lisa. " The Mona Lisa Foundation, based in Zurich, announced its findings Thursday on its website . The group contends that the painting known as the "Isleworth Mona Lisa," which resembles the original but whose provenance has been contested for many years, is actually a Da Vinci work. AT THE AUCTION: Can you guess the price? The foundation said it is basing its claim on mathematical analysis, historical research and other methods.
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February 5, 2013 | By Suzanne Muchnic
This story has been corrected. Please see note below. "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne," a highly prized painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Louvre, is having a big year. Last spring, the sensitive portrayal of St. Anne with her daughter and grandson was the keystone of an exhibition at the Parisian museum. For the first time, Leonardo's "final masterpiece" - in process for years and left unfinished at the artist's death in 1519 - was exhibited with his compositional sketches, preparatory drawings and landscape studies, along with related works by other artists.
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November 15, 1994 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
The UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center is just a few years old, but it has had a sorry history from the start. The tradition continues. Friday's public sale of an important manuscript by the great Italian painter, scientist and intellectual Leonardo da Vinci is cause for sadness and concern. Something significant has been lost, something worrisome gained.
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August 23, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Las Vegas' newest artistic attraction is a 500-year-old sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci. A mold and original bronze cast crafted by Leonardo were put on view to the public for the first time at “Da Vinci - The Genius," an exhibit at the Venetian Resort. "Horse and Rider," which shows a Renaissance soldier on horseback, is thought to be one of the only surviving examples of Leonardo's sculpture work. Leonardo molded the cast from a block of beeswax in the early 1500s, but died before the project was completed.
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May 2, 2012 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's hard to fathom that Tony Bennett hasn't been here forever, smiling broadly in a tux and singing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco. " But not only was there a world before Tony Bennett, there was a Tony Bennett before Tony Bennett: Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens in 1926, he broke in the early '50s with "Because of You" and a series of elegant albums on Columbia. He struggled at times with the dominance of rock music, but he's been on an upswing since the mid-'80s. Between a popular MTV Unplugged album with guest spots for Elvis Costello andk.d.
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