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Mona Lisa gets analysed again

Seems this painting is the obsession of generations of artists and scientists. A team of scientists from Canada's National Research Council has now created a 3-D digital model of the "Mona Lisa" — a highly detailed computer scan of what may be the most famous painting in history.

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By netchicken: posted on 27-9-2006

Mona Lisa had just had a baby!

Bruno Mottin of the French Museums' Center for Research and Restoration said that on very close examination of the painting it became clear that the Mona Lisa's dress was covered in a thin transparent gauze veil.

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This type of gauze dress ... was typical of the kind worn in early 16th century Italy by women who were pregnant or who had just given birth. This is something that had never been seen up to now because the painting was always judged to be dark and difficult to examine.

We can now say that this painting by Leonardo da Vinci was painted to commemorate the birth of the second son of the Mona Lisa, which helps us to date it more precisely to around 1503.
he told a news conference.



from SMH.com
By netchicken: posted on 27-9-2006








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