A Page from Leonardo's Lost Notebook

In November of this year, the English language Italian news website The Local reported that during the excavation of the aristocratic Giunigi family plot in Lucca, Italy, the oldest known set of dentures was unearthed: This apparatus is believed to have been fashioned for some lucky mouth sometime between 1400-1700, when it was common practice to extract ever-useful…

(Un)Finished Business

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain and France many aspiring, competitive artists shared the common goal of submitting their compositions to the premiere academies and exhibitions of the age. To have one’s work accepted at the Royal Academy of Art in London or the annual French Salon in Paris , was to be granted access to a more…