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Will The Real Mona Lisa Please Smile? January 14, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Art.
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German experts crack Mona Lisa smile | U.S. | Reuters
Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a wealthy Florentine merchant, Francesco del Giocondo, has long been seen as the most likely model for the sixteenth-century painting.

But art historians have often wondered whether the smiling woman may actually have been da Vinci’s lover, his mother or the artist himself.

Now experts at the Heidelberg University library say dated notes scribbled in the margins of a book by its owner in October 1503 confirm once and for all that Lisa del Giocondo was indeed the model for one of the most famous portraits in the world.

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1. BetBet423 - October 12, 2008

Many years have passed since this beauty’s face was painted. Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius to have painted her. She is a class all her own. No one knows who she is besides the creator himself. How can you think that anyone even experts know who she is? Mona Lisa is a mystery that no matter how you try you cannot solve!


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