The artwork has been hotly debated for years, but its sale signals one thing absolutely: a "very unequal, even obscene distribution of wealth in the world."
This is not your ordinary nativity.
What's for dinner? The BBC examines the meal Leonardo placed on Jesus' table.
The few events documented about her are steeped in Judaism. Her pregnancy forecasts the coming of the Jewish Messiah. In
For Jesus, a dedicated practicing Jew, Passover was a seminal event. Although the Gospels do not give us a fully developed biography of Jesus, they do make it clear that Passover looms large in his life.
During the late Renaissance, Venice replaced Florence as Italy's most celebrated art capital. "In the Age of Giorgione" at London's Royal Academy of Arts explores how this came about thanks to two local talents, Giorgione and Titian.
Somewhere among the late responders stands the choreographer. While the dancer can improvise her response to a cataclysm on the spot, the choreographer must devise a language of movement that must first be conveyed to a dancer who in turn must convey it to an audience.
Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both
It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.
Today we're celebrating Leonardo da Vinci, artist, scientist, inventor, philosopher and musician extraordinaire. Coinciding
When I tuned in on March 29, 2015, for the National Geographic's film production Killing Jesus, adapted from Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Jesus, I was poised, pen in hand, to write about the return of Jesus the Tea Party guy.