When Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519 (at the Château du Clos Lucé in France; he was 67), he left behind a body of work that radically upended every discipline it encompassed — which was pretty much every discipline. The illegitimate child of a 15-year-old orphan from the Tuscan town of Vinci began his career as a teenager in the workshop of t...

Il film d'animazione, Made in Italy, "Leo da Vinci - Missione Monna Lisa" è pronto a volare oltreoceano e a sbarcare negli States. Un traguardo non di poco conto considerando quanti pochi film italiani escono in Usa, in particolare di animazione. Dal 2 agosto il cartoon, prodotto da Gruppo Alcuni di Treviso, per la regia di Sergio Manfio, anche coa...

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two juried art exhibitions celebrating...

Celebrity wines have become highly popular in recent years. A phenomenon of the last quarter century of winemaking in the United States has been the advent and increasing popularity of wines endorsed by, or oftentimes owned and produced by, artists from all segments of the entertainment industry, not to mention the lesser-known Silicon Valley entre...

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. Santa Maria delle Grazie is perhaps even more famous for its indissoluable connection to Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco of “The Last Supper,” preserved inside its refectory (dining hall). The Churc...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but also pay solemn tribute to the larger-than-life Italian Renaissance painter, architect and inventor. “Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” - an unfinished painting on wood on loan f...

Secondo il filosofo danese, Søren Kierkegaard, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” (“La vita può essere capita solo all’indietro; ma va vissuta in avanti”). Federico Faggin, scienziato e imprenditore, apre con questa citazione il primo capitolo del libro “Silicio – dall’invenzione del microprocessore alla nuove sc...

This year marks the 500th Anniversary of the death Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), one of the greatest—if not the greatest—artists of all time, and to honor the occasion, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art is bringing one of Leonardo's masterpieces to New York City. From July 15 through October 6, The Met will be exhibiting the artist’s St. Jerome Prayi...

Please join us for a lecture on the life and work of artistic and scientific genius Leonardo Da Vinci. This year marks the 500th year since his passing, with celebrations taking place around the world. The lecture will be presented by visiting Italian visual artist and art historian, Maestro d’Arte Francesco Santoro, in Italian with simultaneous En...

No one had ever heard its "voice" before: a warm, ancient sound similar to that of a flute conveying notes without hesitation. Under the wide windows of Palazzina Liberty, in the heart of Milan, Leonardo Da Vinci's Great Continuous Organ will be heard for the first time. The instrument is of sophisticated design and fed by a unique pedal mechanism...