A nude drawing titled the Monna Vanna, or the “nude Mona Lisa,” has been sitting in the archives of the Condé Museum since 1862. And now scientists and historians are trying to figure out if Leonardo da Vinci was the man who drew it.
On January 9, 1963, the National Gallery of Art in Washington first displayed the “Mona Lisa,” if you’ve ever heard of it. The painting had already been seen by a group of VIPs the night before, including Jacqueline Kennedy, who spearheaded the effort to get it to America.
Fox News’ Shepard Smith got his Leos wrong during a segment in which he discussed the ongoing search for the woman who posed for the Mona Lisa. Instead of Leonardo da Vinci, Smith named DiCaprio as the painter behind the famous work, via THR. Leonardo DiCaprio, may be quite the artiste, but he ain’t that kind of…
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The Mona Lisa Foundation, a Zurich-based consortium that knows absolutely nothing of this Illuminati that you keep bringing up, will be unveiling a painting of a "younger, happier" looking Mona Lisa that they believe was painted by Da Vinci 10 years prior to the older, wiser Mona Lisa that we all know and love.
Prompted by nothing in particular, besides boredom, Melborne artist Thomas Pavitte did a quick online search to see what the world's largest connect the dots puzzle was. When his searches returned nothing, he decided to set the world record on his own by creating his own variation of the Mona Lisa, made out of 6,239…
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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,…