The man in the engraving is playing a lira da braccio, a bowed string instrument that da Vinci is known to have played.
Nearly 100,000 works of art are stolen every year. Though the pretty pictures can be hard to move, thieves had a surprisingly easy time taking them.
An ancient Egyptian masterpiece is in fact a fake created in the 19th century, a researcher says.
ISIS' destruction of art in Iraq's Mosul Museum generated a lot of outrage. Was there an ideological reason for the raid or was it vandalism?
Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo.
A masterpiece of workmanship, the Lenox Globe measures 4.4 inches across and the hollow copper sphere is engraved in almost microscopic detail.
From a mysterious Greek tomb to revelations about King Richard, 2014 was a big year for big finds.
Earthquakes rattle Florence, raising concerns over the safety of Michelangelo's David. Continue reading →
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