11 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo’s David


Standing at a colossal 17 feet tall, the gleaming white statue of Michelangelo's David, slingshot in hand ready to do battle, dominates Florence’s Piazza della Signoria. It draws millions of tourists every year even though it’s just a copy. The original, expertly chiselled by master Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, nestles safely in a...

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Last Supper Tops “2013 Things to See Before They Disappear”…Again!


The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. One of the most studied and respected pieces of art in the western world is in danger of disappearing - and this is not new news to art lovers and historians of the past five centuries. The famed Last Supper, considered by many as the ultimate stroke of artistic genius by none other than the...

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Fresco Found Under Florence Palace’s Wall


“The Battle of Anghiari,” Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, was thought to be lost forever. We only know what this fresco looked like from Leonardo's sketches and from later copies, but the art detective Maurizio Serracini, an Italian engineer leading a research in Palazzo Vecchio for the National Geographic Society and the University of...

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