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(Daily Mail)   Did Leonardo da Vinci paint a prototype Mona Lisa a decade before painting the official version? And was her smile the result of gaseous emissions that would fell a buffalo? Experts claim they will soon have the answer to one of those questions   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Interesting, Mona Lisa, Isleworth, Isleworth Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, history of painting, art collectors, del, Louvre  
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2012-09-24 02:17:16 AM  
I'm no art critic, but I'm pretty sure I can tell when some almost-talented person tries to copy the Mona Lisa when I see it.
 
2012-09-24 04:03:57 AM  

Confabulat: I'm no art critic, but I'm pretty sure I can tell when some almost-talented person tries to copy the Mona Lisa when I see it.


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RIP Mona Lisa
 
2012-09-24 04:05:18 AM  
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2012-09-24 04:11:11 AM  
Silly Daily Fail.
Everyone knows there were six other Mona Lisas painted.

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2012-09-24 04:30:57 AM  
The thing I love best about Mona Lisa is why did Leonardo paint her in front of the entrance to Mordor? I've read the background is supposed to evoke rural Italy or something, and I admit I've never been there, but it never looks that creepy on TV.
 
2012-09-24 04:44:05 AM  
As someone who draws a lot and likes other people who draw a lot, I can assure you that you often wind up drawing the same thing.

With most things in life, even. Just because Da Vinchi made something LIKE the Mona Lisa doesn't mean it was a protoype. It just happens to have become his style.
 
2012-09-24 05:53:03 AM  
The chances of getting a good look are slim, anyway.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2011/5/9/1 3 04964618769/Crowds-around-the-Mona-Li-007.jpg
 
2012-09-24 05:53:41 AM  
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/preview is my friend
 
2012-09-24 07:39:34 AM  

Confabulat: The thing I love best about Mona Lisa is why did Leonardo paint her in front of the entrance to Mordor? I've read the background is supposed to evoke rural Italy or something, and I admit I've never been there, but it never looks that creepy on TV.


I always thought the same thing. Until I found myself standing on the terrace of a restaurant in Tuscany at sunset. I looked across the valley and damned if the landscape didn't look exactly like the background of the Mona Lisa and every other Tuscan painting of that era

The Mona Lisa looks so dark because she hasn't been cleaned in at least a century. Landscape should be much brighter.
 
2012-09-24 08:04:07 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Confabulat: I'm no art critic, but I'm pretty sure I can tell when some almost-talented person tries to copy the Mona Lisa when I see it.

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RIP Mona Lisa


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Y U NO LEARN TO PAINT?
 
2012-09-24 08:20:15 AM  
I like the one that was possibly painted by an apprentice. It has eyebrows.
 
2012-09-24 08:38:43 AM  
Do fell a buffalo have anything to do with buffalo gals?
 
2012-09-24 08:58:30 AM  
paintin aint that good
 
2012-09-24 09:00:50 AM  

DemonEater: Silly Daily Fail.
Everyone knows there were six other Mona Lisas painted.

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THIS IS A FAKE.
 
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2012-09-24 10:03:27 AM  
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/hot
//GIS for 'jesus painting restoration' will keep you lulzing for hours
 
2012-09-24 02:24:32 PM  
 
2012-09-24 02:24:46 PM  
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Which one of them has this written on the canvas under the painting?
 
2012-09-24 10:12:36 PM  
I personally prefer his apprentice's likeness of Mona Lisa.

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2012-09-24 11:30:11 PM  

Branbot: I personally prefer his apprentice's likeness of Mona Lisa.

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That version (a copy made while Leonardo was working on the original) gives a good idea what the original would look like were it cleaned. The French are afraid to do it as it would create a political firestorm in France (as cultural matters do) so they just leave it looking shabby and brown.

If you want to see the original in the Louvre, go when the museum opens and go straight to the Mona Lisa gallery. Or go the night they keep the Louvre open late (Wednesday?). I did this twice while I was there and was able to get about as close as you're able.
 
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