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[*] Post 316436 posted on 15-1-2008 at 18:04 Reply With Quote
Mona Lisa identified



Well, apparently so - According to academics

Apparently she really is La Giocondo...
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[*] Post 316437 posted on 15-1-2008 at 18:14 Reply With Quote


I was really disappointed when I first saw the Mona Lisa in the 80s and it was difficult getting close enough to see it properly after the publication of The Da Vinci Code. It has certainly been a talking point for a long time. I'm sure another expert will be along in a minute to say why it isn't La Giocondo. ;)
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[*] Post 316438 posted on 15-1-2008 at 18:21 Reply With Quote


Nodding... Like so many pieces of art work, the reality can disappoint, particularly if it comes after an entire museum's worth of other art!

When we took the kids to Florence, and David, for that matter, as he'd not been there either, I insisted that we more or less march through the Academy, stopping at nothing, until we reached the David at the end. THAT had impact - then we went back around (after ice cream), and looked at the Fra Angelico paintings and particularly at the captives that line the way to the David...
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