Theory: "Mona Lisa" Was Actually Da Vinci's Boyfriend

Although there are many ideas about the identity of the Mona Lisa's model, the latest is noteworthy: historian Silvano Vinceti believes the painting was based on a male apprentice of Leonardo's — and his lover. » 2/03/11 10:57am 2/03/11 10:57am

Mona Lisa Smile

A "naked Mona Lisa" - who doesn't actually resemble La Giaconda that much - has been discovered in a hidden panel in a private library. It's thought to be "at least based on never-seen similar work by da Vinci." [MSNBC] » 6/15/09 11:20am 6/15/09 11:20am

The Mona Lisa's smile is now a little less enigmatic. A German academic claims that he has definitive proof as to the identity of the model for da Vinci's famous painting, who he believes is Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a wealthy Florentine merchant. The researcher found notes in the margins of a book, dated 1503,… » 1/15/08 12:30pm 1/15/08 12:30pm