Excerpt: Walter Isaacson"s "Leonardo da Vinci"

The bestselling author's latest biography traces the life of the Italian Renaissance artist and inventor.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 12th, 2017

Isaacson's 'Leonardo da Vinci': Gay, and a Renaissance 'giant'

The Italian renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci becomes human at the hands of Walter Isaacson in a new "genius" biography. A 3.5-star book review.         The Italian renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci becomes human at the hands of Walter Isaacson in a new "genius" biography. A 3.5-star book review.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 18th, 2017

Paramount Wins Bidding War for Leonardo da Vinci Biopic Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Paramount has beaten out Universal in a seven-figure bidding war for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo da Vinci, Variety can confirm. The biopic will star fellow Leo, Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner alongside president of production Jennifer Davisson. ICM Partners brokered the deal for Isaacson... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 12th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci may have drawn nude Mona Lisa - The Guardian

The GuardianLeonardo da Vinci may have drawn nude Mona LisaThe GuardianThe Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre museum in Paris. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Muller/AFP/Getty Images. Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci may have drawn nude Mona Lisa. Experts believe Renaissance master at least partly created ...Mona Lisa Unveiled? Nude Sketch May Have Link to MasterpieceU.S. News & World ReportSecrets of the lost Mona LisaThe AustralianLeonardo da Vinci may have drawn 'nude Mona Lisa', experts saySky NewsDaily Star -Coventry Telegraph -The Sun -The Timesall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 29th, 2017

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Artist Leonardo da Vinci produced two of the most famous paintings in history, "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa." But he was also passionate about medical discoveries and military inventions, some of which were centuries ahead of their time. Walter Isaacson, author of bestselling biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, has written a new book about da Vinci, and he talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about why this Renaissance Man's mind and curiosity were so extraordinary......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 15th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painting

In this web exclusive, Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography on Leonardo da Vinci, talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the "augmented reality" of Renaissance artwork such as da Vinci's, and why the eyes in paintings like the Mona Lisa appear to follow the viewer......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 15th, 2017

Could This Nude Mona Lisa Really Be by Leonardo da Vinci? The Louvre Says Yes - artnet News

artnet NewsCould This Nude Mona Lisa Really Be by Leonardo da Vinci? The Louvre Says Yesartnet NewsExperts at the Louvre in Paris are investigating whether a charcoal sketch of a nude figure that resembles the Mona Lisa may in fact be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The drawing, known as the Mona Vanna, had previously been attributed to Leonardo's ...Experts Believe Leonardo Sketched the Mona Lisa NudeHyperallergicIs 16th-century charcoal sketch a naked Mona Lisa?ReutersMona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpieceABC NewsFortune -CBS News -International Business Times -Daily Beastall 55 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 29th, 2017

Walter Becker Dead - Steely Dan Guitarist Dies at 67

Walter Becker, the guitarist of the band Steely Dan, has passed away at the age of 67. The tragic news was announced on his website and lists the day of his death on Sunday (September 3). No cause of death was announced. Walter had missed some of Steely Dan‘s recent concerts due to an undisclosed [...] Walter Becker, the guitarist of the band Steely Dan, has passed away at the age of 67. The tragic news was announced on his website and lists the day of his death on Sunday (September 3). No cause of death was announced. Walter had missed some of Steely Dan‘s recent concerts due to an undisclosed illness. Walter, who co-founded Steely Dan, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with singer-keyboardist and co-writer Donald Fagen in 2001. Some of Steely Dan‘s most popular songs include “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ In the Years,” “My Old School,” “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” “Black Friday,” “Show Biz Kids,” and many more. Our thoughts are with Walter‘s loved ones during this time......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 3rd, 2017

Did Leonardo da Vinci Sketch the 'Nude Mona Lisa'? - New York Times

New York TimesDid Leonardo da Vinci Sketch the 'Nude Mona Lisa'?New York TimesThe Mona Vanna, or 'Naked Mona Lisa,' as the painting is nicknamed. Credit Christophel Fine Art/UIG, via Getty Images. PARIS — Behind closed doors in the Louvre's basements, experts have been scrutinizing a drawing for weeks with one question on their ...Could This Nude Mona Lisa Really Be by Leonardo da Vinci? The Louvre Says Yesartnet NewsExperts Believe Leonardo Sketched the Mona Lisa NudeHyperallergicMona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpieceABC NewsFortune -CBS News -International Business Times -Daily Beastall 62 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 29th, 2017

Excerpt: Walter Isaacson"s "Leonardo da Vinci"

The bestselling author's latest biography traces the life of the Italian Renaissance artist and inventor.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 12th, 2017

Read Rickie Lee Jones' Poignant Tribute to Steely Dan's Walter Becker - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comRead Rickie Lee Jones' Poignant Tribute to Steely Dan's Walter BeckerRollingStone.comRickie Lee Jones remembers Steely Dan's Walter Becker, who produced the singer's 1989 album 'Flying Cowboys.' Credit: Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images Entertainment. By Rickie Lee Jones. 20 minutes ago ...The 1993 interview when Walter Becker opened up about Steely Dan's subversive intentionsLos Angeles TimesSteely Dan Guitarist Walter Becker Dies At 67HuffPostSteely Dan Co-Founder Walter Becker Dies at 67Slate Magazine (blog)Washington Post -New York Daily News -Daily Beast -NPRall 175 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 3rd, 2017

Mona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpiece - SFGate

SFGateMona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpieceSFGatePARIS (AP) — There's something vaguely familiar about this charcoal sketch of a woman's face and nude torso — could it be an unclothed precursor to the Mona Lisa? French government art experts are trying to find out, analyzing the sketch in a ...Nude Mona Lisa Sketch Could Be Leonardo Da Vinci PracticingInternational Business TimesWearing only her smile: Leonardo da Vinci's lost Mona LisaThe AustralianLeonardo da Vinci May Have Drawn a 'Mona Lisa' NudeDaily BeastHindustan Times -Novinite.com -HuffPost UK -Sky Newsall 44 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 29th, 2017

Early Leonardo drawing to be shown in artist"s native Vinci

MILAN (AP) — Leonardo da Vinci's earliest-known drawing will go on display in the artist's Tuscan hometown of Vinci in three years to mark the 500th anniversary of his death......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 13th, 2017

Experts Believe Leonardo Sketched the Mona Lisa Nude - Hyperallergic

HyperallergicExperts Believe Leonardo Sketched the Mona Lisa NudeHyperallergicAnalysis of a drawing long attributed to Leonardo's studio suggests the artist worked on at least part of it, and that it may have been a preparatory sketch for the Mona Lisa. Benjamin Sutton1 minutes ago · Share · Tweet · Email · Advertise on ...Mona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpieceWashington PostWearing only her smile: Leonardo da Vinci's lost Mona LisaThe AustralianLeonardo da Vinci May Have Drawn a 'Mona Lisa' NudeDaily BeastInternational Business Times -Novinite.com -Hindustan Times -Daily Starall 51 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 29th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio to play Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo DiCaprio to play Leonardo da Vinci.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicAug 14th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Shirtless on Vacation with Kate Winslet in St. Tropez!

Leonardo DiCaprio is showing off his hot, beach body! The 42-year-old actor went shirtless as he hung out poolside with close friend Kate Winslet back on Tuesday afternoon (July 25) in Saint-Tropez, France. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Leo and Kate were in France to attend his 4th Annual Leonardo DiCaprio [...] Leonardo DiCaprio is showing off his hot, beach body! The 42-year-old actor went shirtless as he hung out poolside with close friend Kate Winslet back on Tuesday afternoon (July 25) in Saint-Tropez, France. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Leo and Kate were in France to attend his 4th Annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala the following night to help raise money for climate control. During the event, the Oscar winners had a mini Titanic reunion with one of their former co-stars! 10+ pictures inside of Leonardo DiCaprio going shirtless in St. Tropez….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 17th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Grabs Dinner at an Oyster Bar in NYC

Leonardo DiCaprio hangs outside with a group of friends at L&W Oyster Co on Monday (July 17) in New York City. The 42-year-old actor was seen grabbing an early dinner at the restaurant with a group, before standing outside and chatting with a blonde female. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo [...] Leonardo DiCaprio hangs outside with a group of friends at L&W Oyster Co on Monday (July 17) in New York City. The 42-year-old actor was seen grabbing an early dinner at the restaurant with a group, before standing outside and chatting with a blonde female. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo has been seen hanging out in New York City for several days, and was in town for pre-Formula E New York City ePrix events. See the latest photos of Leonardo DiCaprio in the gallery below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 18th, 2017

Walter Becker was the cynical one hiding behind the guitar - Washington Post

Washington PostWalter Becker was the cynical one hiding behind the guitarWashington PostSteely Dan's Walter Becker wasn't a great guitarist or singer. His genius came in his partnership with Donald Fagen, which began at Bard College in the late 1960s, stretched over seven albums from 1972 to 1980 and a pair of surprisingly strong late ...The 1993 interview when Walter Becker opened up about Steely Dan's subversive intentionsLos Angeles TimesRead Donald Fagen's Moving Tribute to Steely Dan Partner Walter BeckerRollingStone.comSteely Dan Co-Founder Walter Becker Dies at 67Slate Magazine (blog)HuffPost -New York Daily News -NPR -NOLA.comall 199 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 3rd, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Hits Up Rihanna"s Fashion Show After Party

Leonardo DiCaprio has been very busy in New York City this weekend! The 42-year-old actor first hit up the US Open on Friday (September 8) to watch a few matches. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Then, on Saturday (September 9), he was seen hanging out with a group in the Big [...] Leonardo DiCaprio has been very busy in New York City this weekend! The 42-year-old actor first hit up the US Open on Friday (September 8) to watch a few matches. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio Then, on Saturday (September 9), he was seen hanging out with a group in the Big Apple for the day. On Sunday (September 10), Leonardo was seen exiting Rihanna‘s Fenty Puma after party! For years, Rihanna and Leonardo had been linked but it has never been confirmed if they’re just friends or if they were once together......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 11th, 2017

This Should Have Been A Hit!

Such a treat! Thursday night we got to see James Snyder, the original Broadway star of Cry-Baby the musical, perform one of the best songs from the John Waters show! Check out Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue? above! Such a fun night at his one-man show at the Catalina Jazz Club, presented by Chris Isaacson. Such a treat! Thursday night we got to see James Snyder, the original Broadway star of Cry-Baby the musical, perform one of the best songs from the John Waters show! Check out Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue? above! Such a fun night at his one-man show at the Catalina Jazz Club, presented by Chris Isaacson......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

DiCaprio Does Da Vinci! Leonardo DiCaprio To Portray Fifteenth Century Artist On Screen

DiCaprio Does Da Vinci! Leonardo DiCaprio To Portray Fifteenth Century Artist On Screen.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicAug 14th, 2017