Mona LIsa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci early in the 16th century. French researchers have recently learned he used a lot of paint.
A Moscow court's ruling that curbs artistic expression, as well as fresh legislation to strengthen the KGB's successor and limit rights of public assembly, appear to some Russians to presage a broader crackdown.
This photo, taken from a Panther helicopter, shows an aerial view of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday.
Leonardo da Vinci began painting 'Virgin of the Rocks' in the 15th century. A restoration of the painting has turned up some interesting finds.
Two Russian art curators were found guilty, after a 14 month trial, of violating Russia's tough hate-speech law. Some say the verdict protects religious values, but others decry it as censorship.
'Whales Tohorā' at Boston's Museum of Science, Justin Cronin's vampire saga 'The Passage,' veggietrader.com for backyard vegetable growers, and more top picks.
Roman coins worth $5 million were found in Britain treasure hunter Dave Crisp.
Paris wants to crack down on short-term rentals of the classic pied-à-terre apartment. There goes my next trip to the most beautiful city on earth.
This biography of “gallerist” Leo Castelli paints a wonderful portrait of the hurly-burly 20th-century New York art world.
'The Last Station,' featuring Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy on DVD, PBS hosts 'A Capitol Fourth' from Washington D.C., the annual Tanglewood music festival begins, and more top picks.