Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mona Lisa Update

Earliest copy of Mona Lisa found in Prado - The Art Newspaper: Conservators at the Prado in Madrid recently made an astonishing discovery, hidden beneath black overpaint. What was assumed to be a replica of the Mona Lisa made after Leonardo’s death had actually been painted by one of his key pupils, working alongside the master. The picture is more than just a studio copy—it changed as Leonardo developed his original composition.

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