Friday, February 03, 2012

Mona Lisa Copy Painted By Leonardo Da Vinci's Student Discovered in Spain

A copy of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, Mona Lisa, has been found in the vaults of the Spanish Prado museum, looking younger and more ravishing than the original (See picture above: original left, copy right). Museum officials said it was almost certainly painted by one of Leonardo da Vinci's apprentices alongside the master himself as he did the original.

Painted alongside the original, historians say it gives another insight into what the model for one of the world's most famous paintings actually looked like. The copy of the Mona Lisa features the same female figure, but had been covered over with black paint and varnish. Two years ago tests were done and restorers discovered something hidden under the black coat.

Via dailymail & thehistoryblog
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