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The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]

Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Drawings

Images: Royal Collection and Dr. Richard Wellings/UCHW Five hundred years ago, Leonardo da Vinci wanted to know how the human body was composed, and set out to work on a treatise on human anatomy. [...]

The Handbag Designed by Leonardo da Vinci

For the ultimate retro look, get Leonardo da Vinci’s handbag. It’s a modern leather purse from the fashion house Ghrardini that is based on a design sketched by Leonardo in the Codex Atlanticus, a collection of his notes and drawings. At the link, you can watch a video of an artisan assembling one. Link -via American [...]

8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine)

All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. Hair and Nails When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him. So he constructed a life-sized [...]

Hidden Literary References in the Mona Lisa?

A Queen’s University Classics professor may have found a reference that Dan Brown missed. Ross Kilpatrick believes the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known [...]

Mona Lisa: All Things to Some Researchers

How researchers see a much looked- upon lady by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff Leonardo da Vinci’s painted portrait of the Mona Lisa entices researchers of many kinds to spring into action of some sort. Alerted to the possible presence of a newsworthy mystery, quite a few people want to define and then solve it. On December [...]

Amazing Automatons: Ancient Robots & Victorian Androids

“QUANTUM SHOT” #667Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Industrious Little Creatures, Full of Gears and Wonder When we say that today’s rapidly changing technology is set to transform the way we live in unimaginable ways, we should remember that people thought much the same thing in earlier centuries – whether in the time of [...]

Mona Lisa’s remains ‘now in rubbish tip’

The remains of the woman who Leonardo painted as the Mona Lisa may have been found 30 years ago. Giuseppe Pallanti has spent 30 years attempting to lo…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tumblers

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tumblers – $29.95 (set of 4) Enjoy your next feast with glass tumblers inspired by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael from the NeatoShop. The Renaissance artists? Well, close. We mean the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Link | More fun Glassware & Drinkware

Artist Renditions Of TMNT

Comic artist Stephen Pfeil recently posted his interpretations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the master artists they were named for would have intended them to look. On top of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, Pfeil also explored how more contemporary artists would have depicted the turtles, including Dali, Picsaso, Monet, and Pollock. The pictures [...]