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Was Mona Lisa's smile based on a man's?

An Italian art detective claims that Leonardo da Vinci used both a female and a male model to create the face of one of the world’s most famous

An Italian art detective claims that Leonardo da Vinci used both a female and a male model to create the face of one of the world’s most famous

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Renaissance man Da Vinci celebrated in major Milan exhibition

The Palazzo Reale in Milan is celebrating the archetypal Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci with the largest ever exhibition of his works organised in Italy.

The Palazzo Reale in Milan is celebrating the archetypal Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci with the largest ever exhibition of his works organised in Italy.

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Newly discovered Da Vinci murals go on show at Milan Expo

Sections of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural which have been hidden for over 500 years are to go on show at this week’s Milan’s Expo 2015. 'Lost' Leonardo

Sections of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural which have been hidden for over 500 years are to go on show at this week’s Milan’s Expo 2015. 'Lost' Leonardo

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Missing da Vinci masterpiece found in Swiss bank vault

A long-lost portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank vault by Italian police investigating tax and insurance fraud. Talks were

A long-lost portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank vault by Italian police investigating tax and insurance fraud. Talks were

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Leonardo da Vinci flight notebook goes on display in US

A 500-year-old notebook written in by Leonardo da Vinci has gone on display at a museum in Washington. The “Codex on the Flight of Birds” details

A 500-year-old notebook written in by Leonardo da Vinci has gone on display at a museum in Washington. The “Codex on the Flight of Birds” details

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Archaeologists unearth suspected family tomb of Mona Lisa

The identity of the model used for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa has fascinated historians for centuries. Art experts believe she was Lisa

The identity of the model used for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa has fascinated historians for centuries. Art experts believe she was Lisa

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Vocational training abroad with Leonardo da Vinci

“In 2012, we sent over 90,000 people abroad on traineeships through the Leonardo da Vinci Programme,” says Paul Tzimas from the DG Education and

“In 2012, we sent over 90,000 people abroad on traineeships through the Leonardo da Vinci Programme,” says Paul Tzimas from the DG Education and

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Italy: Has Mona Lisa's skeleton been found?

One of the world’s most enduring mysteries could be on its way to finally being solved if a skeleton found in Florence turns out to be that of Mona

One of the world’s most enduring mysteries could be on its way to finally being solved if a skeleton found in Florence turns out to be that of Mona

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Lost Leonardo discovered in Florence?

Art historians are excited by the apparent discovery of a fresco by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci behind a wall in the city hall in

Art historians are excited by the apparent discovery of a fresco by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci behind a wall in the city hall in

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A double for one of art's most famous faces

The “Mona Lisa” is arguably the most famous face on canvas. Now Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting has a double, unveiled by Spain’s Prado Museum. The

The “Mona Lisa” is arguably the most famous face on canvas. Now Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting has a double, unveiled by Spain’s Prado Museum. The

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Restoration row over da Vinci masterpiece

Two eminent French art experts have resigned over the way a Leonardo da Vinci painting has been restored. The pair claim the Louvre museum in

Two eminent French art experts have resigned over the way a Leonardo da Vinci painting has been restored. The pair claim the Louvre museum in