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  • Review: 'Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered' by Dianne Hales

    Review: 'Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered' by Dianne Hales
    If you visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, you'll likely see a mob of tourists congregating around a single enigmatic portrait by Leonardo da Vinci while ignoring all the masterpieces nearby. With eyes that seem to follow you around the gallery, and lips curled mysteriously in the faintest of smiles, the "Mona Lisa" is not just a seductive painting; it is famous for being famous.
  • Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums

    Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums
    For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...

    Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene simplicity'

    Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and...

    Allure of Amboise snared even da Vinci

    Allure of Amboise snared even da Vinci
    The Loire River glides gently east to west, officially separating northern from southern France, and has come to define one of France's most popular tourist regions. The region is home to more than 1,000 castles and palaces in all shapes and sizes....

    Escape Plan: La Dolce DC

    Escape Plan: La Dolce DC
    Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...