Besides the iconic ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci that is visited by millions of tourists every year at the Louvre Museum in Paris, there is another similar painting featuring the woman with the famous smile and watchful eyes that has sparked debate among experts over its authenticity.
Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing of a spread-eagled male figure, known as the ‘Vitruvian Man,’ will soon travel to Paris to star in a blockbuster Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre Museum. It will make the trip as part of an exchange agreement signed by the culture ministers of France and Italy, after many months of sometimes bitter negotiations.
Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum on Monday began the biggest ever restoration of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch,’ erecting a huge glass cage around the painting so the public could see the work carried out live.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is a famous masterpiece of Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square — the first built of the four monuments of the square. The blend of modest shape and rich interior and exterior tile ornaments made the mosque one of the most recognizable tourist sites of Isfahan.
A 1958 Pakistani film, considered by critics as the best ever made in the country and boasting a curious collaboration with India, is haunted by its spectacularly jinxed past more than half-a-century later, writes Faizal Khan.
An art exhibition titled 'Jackson Pollock's 'Mural': Energy Made Visible' (1943) — one of the twentieth century's most historic and influential paintings — is now on view in Germany's Deutsche Bank KunstHalle following its monumental cleaning campaign at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.