Leonardo Da Vinci

10 Life Lessons from History's Most Famous Artists

Kim Smiley | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.

There's No Age Limit on Bullying

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Diane Weber Bederman

There is no age limit on bullying. Winston Churchill wrote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something in your life." Bullies don't stand up for anything. They tear down. They covet. They do that to fill their empty spaces while those who are bullied are seeking something and often that something is different from the every day.

Leonardo and the Last Supper: An Excerpt

Ross King | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Ross King

2012-02-06-CharlesTaylorreal.jpg The more I read of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, the more engagingly human and sympathetic he became. It's easy for us to imagine him as someone for whom success came easily, someone whose obvious talents meant he never tasted defeat or disappointment. But things didn't exactly work out that way for him. I was surprised to see him touting for prestigious commissions that he failed to land. Yes, Leonardo got turned down for a job. Somewhere in Piacenza a hiring committee got together, sifted through the hopeful applicants, and ended up tossing Leonardo's application in the rubbish bin.

Louvre Museum Makes History With Ferragamo Fashion Show

CP | Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Travel

PARIS - For the first time in its near 900-year history, Paris' iconic Louvre Museum is opening up its storied hallways to fashion: a catwalk show by ...