Two Da Vincis long held in private

posted by Jason Kottke Oct 17, 2005

Two Da Vincis long held in private collections to go on public display for the first time.

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MROct 17, 2005 at 12:59PM

We should refer to the man as "Leonardo," because "Da Vinci" is not his surname. His works should similarly be called "Leonardos," although that sounds more like a pizza joint.

This is a common misconception, considerably more widespread because of that very popular book.

Tom DolanOct 17, 2005 at 1:59PM

MR, beat me to it. Seeing his work called "Da Vinci's" is a serious pet peeve, and analogous to calling Jason of New York's work stuff by "Of New York" = meaningless.

DaldianusOct 17, 2005 at 2:03PM

The Maria Magdalene nude is quite a surprise!

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