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The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

The masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci was stolen from Paris in 1911 by Vincenzo Peruggia, who then brought it to Florence. The theft\’s repatriation efforts were only partially successful. In January 1914, less than three years after it had been taken from the Louvre, the Mona Lisa made her way back to Paris. The Mona Lisa …

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Mona Lisa from India

Imagine Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci as an Indian! The most famous and recognisable paintings in the world draped with a saree, a red bindi, bangles in her wrist and may be some jewellery. The name must also have been different than Mona Lisa. Over the years, people have used Mona Lisa in their …

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Secret society in Ukraine creates art under occupation; art conservators knew early on about climate change; and more from the news

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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On the Renaissance Man’s 570th birthday, we present The Da Vinci Ode!

April 15, On This Day  Leonardo da Vinci, painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose skill and intelligence — perhaps more than that of any other figure — epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal, was born on April 15, 1452, exactly 570 years ago from today. One of the most famous artists of all time, he …

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Michelangelo\’s fingerprint may be on a wax sculpture (and more from the art world)

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Banksy stripped of 2 more trademarks; Mona Lisa replica sold for 10x expected price

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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The internet wants Bezos to eat the Mona Lisa; $5 painting by David Bowie now selling for thousands

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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