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(BBC)   Doctor decides that Mona Lisa had high cholesterol. Because if there's one thing better for society than curing cancer, its diagnosing irrelevant medical problems in people who've been dead for 500 years   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 46
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2010-01-06 01:18:45 PM  
Well, what the hell do you expect? Biatch lived on Italian food.

Whats next? Do we find out that all of Picasso's models had Crouzon's Syndrome?
 
2010-01-06 01:51:41 PM  
doctor who?

this is a fake
 
2010-01-06 02:19:22 PM  
dont worry subby , they are just getting practice done.
expect your tests results in a similar time frame under Obamacare....
 
2010-01-06 02:20:41 PM  
trouzourt: dont worry subby , they are just getting practice done.
expect your tests results in a similar time frame under Obamacare....


Piss off, troll. Grownups are talking.
 
2010-01-06 02:32:19 PM  
DNRTFA, but this is just wrong on all counts. The doctor is not telling us anything new about Cholesterol. And he's really not creating any more appreciation of a great portait. We lose on all levels.

Most scientists and doctors are anti-art anyway. They pretend to love it and want to understand it, but really it infuriates them that an activity they did in second grade has created more adoration and affection than they will ever know in five lifetimes. They want to disassemble it and find out how it does what it does, how could someone with a paint brush accomplish more understanding than me? How can people value painters over me? These popinjays sicken me. They should shut up and just learn how to look at something. And even when they learn to see, they should still shut up and just learn to enjoy it. Their profession, though, compells them to pontificate.

/rant off
 
2010-01-06 02:32:57 PM  
Was it Dr. Bill Frist?

/dnrtfa
 
2010-01-06 03:13:25 PM  
August11: Most scientists and doctors are anti-art anyway.

Most of them know their callous views of art are wrong. That's why they spend so much time trying to fix the hardening of their art errors.
 
2010-01-06 03:43:44 PM  
so what if she had high cholesteral? She looked happy in the picture

smiles all around ^_^
 
2010-01-06 03:48:15 PM  
Wanted for questioning.
adamsmith.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-01-06 03:48:45 PM  
What the Mona Lisa may look like:

i490.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-06 03:58:08 PM  
FTFA: "The people depicted in art..."

silly doctor is assuming that the depictions are 100% accurate and faithful.

/altering your subject on canvis never happens, right?
 
2010-01-06 04:01:04 PM  
Umm, did anyone tell this "doctor" that the Mona Lisa is not a photograph?

My own studies of this work lead me to conclude that she was suffering from severe skin asphyxia due to being entirely covered in several layers of paint.
 
2010-01-06 04:01:58 PM  
Since it's a self portrait wouldn't it be more accurate to say that da Vinci died of high cholesterol.
 
2010-01-06 04:08:13 PM  
D135: FTFA: "The people depicted in art..."

silly doctor is assuming that the depictions are 100% accurate and faithful.

/altering your subject on canvis never happens, right?


In portraiture it was kind of expected. The Renaissance version of plastic surgery, eh?
 
2010-01-06 04:10:03 PM  
She also liked anal.
That's my professional opinion and I'm sticking with it.
 
2010-01-06 04:11:44 PM  
August11: DNRTFA, but this is just wrong on all counts. The doctor is not telling us anything new about Cholesterol. And he's really not creating any more appreciation of a great portait. We lose on all levels.

Most scientists and doctors are anti-art anyway. They pretend to love it and want to understand it, but really it infuriates them that an activity they did in second grade has created more adoration and affection than they will ever know in five lifetimes. They want to disassemble it and find out how it does what it does, how could someone with a paint brush accomplish more understanding than me? How can people value painters over me? These popinjays sicken me. They should shut up and just learn how to look at something. And even when they learn to see, they should still shut up and just learn to enjoy it. Their profession, though, compells them to pontificate.

/rant off


Someone didn't get into medical school.
 
2010-01-06 04:26:30 PM  
MaxxLarge: trouzourt: dont worry subby , they are just getting practice done.
expect your tests results in a similar time frame under Obamacare....

Piss off, troll. Grownups are talking.


Some one needs a nap
 
2010-01-06 04:30:46 PM  
jaimejaim: Since it's a self portrait wouldn't it be more accurate to say that da Vinci died of high cholesterol.

Er, no, latebreaking scandals last year revealed, after all this time, that "Mona Lisa" was, in fact . . . . (drum roll pls) exactly who Leonardo told us.
 
2010-01-06 04:34:13 PM  
blood_and_thunder: August11: DNRTFA, but this is just wrong on all counts. The doctor is not telling us anything new about Cholesterol. And he's really not creating any more appreciation of a great portait. We lose on all levels.

Most scientists and doctors are anti-art anyway. They pretend to love it and want to understand it, but really it infuriates them that an activity they did in second grade has created more adoration and affection than they will ever know in five lifetimes. They want to disassemble it and find out how it does what it does, how could someone with a paint brush accomplish more understanding than me? How can people value painters over me? These popinjays sicken me. They should shut up and just learn how to look at something. And even when they learn to see, they should still shut up and just learn to enjoy it. Their profession, though, compells them to pontificate.

/rant off

Someone didn't get into medical school.


Someone didn't get his National Endowment for the Farts grant.
 
2010-01-06 05:05:50 PM  
Ahical: Wanted for questioning.

I saw the old one getting killed off new years eve i believe..that was sad :(
 
2010-01-06 05:12:38 PM  
trouzourt: Ahical: Wanted for questioning.

I saw the old one getting killed off new years eve i believe..that was sad :(


It was sad because now the doctor is a 15 year old emo kid, it would seem :(
 
2010-01-06 05:14:29 PM  
That's pretty cool story bros, i read something about secret messages in that painting.
 
2010-01-06 05:22:55 PM  
Meh, sounds more to me like someone has way too much time on his hands. Why do we care if the subject of the Mona Lisa had high cholesterol? Why does anyone want to know these things? How does that change anything about the painting?

It's like some optometrist deciding that the victim of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" had a detached retina and orbital tumor. So what?
 
2010-01-06 05:25:29 PM  
img707.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-06 05:33:36 PM  
img51.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-06 05:49:09 PM  
That's no diagnosis. That's what I like to call a Wild Ass Guess.
 
2010-01-06 05:55:57 PM  
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2010-01-06 06:07:00 PM  
I wonder what would happen if I posted a link to that Doctors University web page (which contains his email address)?

http://www.vitofranco.altervista.org/home.html

Link (new window)
 
2010-01-06 06:10:27 PM  
I disagree. I'm pretty sure that it's lupus.
 
2010-01-06 06:16:33 PM  
Somewhere, Nat King Cole is weeping.
 
2010-01-06 06:33:22 PM  
The mona lisas sister doesnt smile
She tried to pose but only for a while
Leonardo sent her home since then she has lived alone
With her few belongings and a copy of a painting of herself unhappy
She is going to burn it when shes ready

/Graham Parker
 
2010-01-06 06:51:33 PM  
Mona Lisa has been dead for 500 years? Wouldn't she have had to have been a real person to be dead for that long?
 
2010-01-06 06:54:53 PM  
Obamacare would probably have kept her alive longer.
 
2010-01-06 07:06:15 PM  
I don't know if most or some or whatever portion of scientists and doctors are anti art any more than I know what proportion of artists are anti science.

I doubt it matters. Because we are all the beneficiaries of artists and scientists.


/ a scientist who wishes he could be an artist
 
2010-01-06 07:13:11 PM  
I thought that one woman who used the super-advanced photo-processing technique of putting two picture halves together said it was Leonardo Da Vinci's self-portrait if he was female?
 
2010-01-06 08:22:59 PM  
gorgor: She also liked anal.
That's my professional opinion and I'm sticking with it.


Here's your honorary doctorate, keep up the good work.
 
2010-01-06 08:35:38 PM  
He also suggests the delicate elongated fingers in Botticelli's Portrait of a Youth reveal the boy was perhaps suffering from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects connective tissues.

He's probably basing this on that the person in Botticelli's Youth has elongated fingers and kind of awkward facial proportions (both symptoms of Marfan syndrome - although apparently some scholars like claiming the boy in the portrait had juvenile arthritis). Personally I like that about the painting. It's a very elegant classical pose, but the kid depicted is this gawky adolescent whose hands are growing faster than the rest of him (not to mention he looks bored to hell and back) and it's very human. It's touching. You don't see many 15th century paintings where you could picture the subject as any other modern-day kid hanging around in torn-up jeans smoking a joint.

gallery.artleal.com

Kinda wish we knew who the model was and how he did for himself in life. RIP, kiddo.
 
2010-01-06 08:36:55 PM  
Veritas: gorgor: She also liked anal.
That's my professional opinion and I'm sticking with it.

Here's your honorary doctorate, keep up the good work.


APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/ya5rccn
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2010-01-06 08:38:13 PM  
gorgor: Veritas: gorgor: She also liked anal.
That's my professional opinion and I'm sticking with it.

Here's your honorary doctorate, keep up the good work.

APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/ya5rccn
(copy and paste, NSFW)


And since I'm at work, I'm probably never going to know what this is :P
 
2010-01-06 09:11:34 PM  
I don't see xanthelasma, I call bullshiat.
 
2010-01-06 09:20:19 PM  
BAMFinator: MaxxLarge: trouzourt: dont worry subby , they are just getting practice done.
expect your tests results in a similar time frame under Obamacare....

Piss off, troll. Grownups are talking.

Some one needs a nap


No; some people just don't feel like putting up with any shiat. Get over it.
 
2010-01-06 09:27:03 PM  
RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Mona Lisa has been dead for 500 years? Wouldn't she have had to have been a real person to be dead for that long?

Lisa del Giocondo (the subject of the portrait popularly known as Mona Lisa) was a real person.
 
2010-01-06 09:36:35 PM  
There are plenty of kids with disproportionately long fingers who do not have Marfan's.

This doctor is full of shiatt and the news media are stupid shiattheads for reporting on the story.

That is all.
 
2010-01-06 09:47:19 PM  
i7.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-07 12:56:32 AM  
img46.imageshack.us

/not mine
 
2010-01-07 08:50:16 PM  
I thought she suffered from hirsutism?
www.artinthepicture.com
 
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