Mona Lisa

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Is this the Mona Lisa’s skeleton? Discovery of bones in Florence convent believed to be those of silk merchant’s wife who inspired Da Vinci

[MailOnline]  Archaeologists are convinced they’ve unearthed the secret behind the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Buried beneath the floor of a convent in Florence, Italy they’ve found a skeleton they believe belonged to Lisa Gherardini, the model who posed for Leonardo’s da Vinci’s mysterious masterpiece. Lisa Gheradini, was the wife of a rich silk … Continue reading

Lumière | The Louvre Less Traveled

Many visitors of the Louvre don’t know that the right hand of The Winged Victory of Samothrace sits to the left of the massive sculpture. It’s these looked over pieces of art that are the subject of “Louvre: Secret et Insolite.” In an earlier Travel section of The New York Times,  Elaine Sciolino writes: “I long … Continue reading