Vigo the Carpathian (originally known as Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf, played by Wilhelm von Homburg) was a powerful seventeenth-century tyrant and magician trapped in a painting in the gallery at the Manhattan Museum of Art in Ghostbusters II (1989). The Vigo Tapestry was a team effort, finalized and put together by Glen Eytchison and Pageant […]
The Madonna of the Carnation (Madonna with Vase or Madonna with Child) is on display at the Alte Pinakothek gallery in Munich, Germany. The painting was created in 1478/9, possibly 1480, and is about two feet tall and 18 inches wide. About the artist: He also worked on flying machines (ornithopter), parachutes and a giant
Da Vinci’s La belle ferronnière is also called Portrait of an Unknown Woman. A ferronnière is basically an iron merchant, the retail aspect of a blacksmith. Leonardo only painted four women, not including the virgin Mary, during his career. “In the normal course of events many men and women are born with remarkable talents; but
The Mona Lisa is the most well-known painting in the world. Lisa del Giocondo was a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany, and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. Probably the most famous painting in the world, Leonardo began the work around 1503, and may have still been
Portrait of a Musician was painted around 1490, and has had a lot of (not so good) restoration. The tunic, hair and hat seem to be done by a completely different artist. It is believed to be either Franchino Gaffurio (Franchinus Gaffurius) or Leonardo da Pistoia.
Salvator Mundi shows Jesus Christ giving a blessing with his right hand, and a sphere in his left. It was only recently (2011) rediscovered and authenticated. Before that, the beat up, unrestored, old painting was said to have sold for under $100 in 1958. Leonardo didn’t sign most of his work. Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination
Leonardo painted a portrait of 16 year-old Ginevra de’ Benci for her wedding in 1474, and most experts believe this is it. BUT some say that it is not the daughter of Amerigo de’ Benci, but his wife instead. “Because of the multiplicity of interests that spurred him to pursue every field of knowledge …
Lady with an Ermine is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci from around 1489/90. The subject of the portrait is identified as Cecilia Gallerani, and probably was painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. An ermine is a type of weasel and was a popular household pet among