Skip to comments.Younger, happier Mona Lisa painted 10 years earlier, experts believe
Posted on 10/01/2012 5:51:27 AM PDT by jmcenanly
Leonardo da Vinci painted a younger and happier Mona Lisa some 10 years before painting the famous painting, art experts are claiming. Slightly larger in size than the famous portrait, which now hangs in the Louvre in Paris, the painting features a darker tonality, a different and unfinished background framed by two columns, and shows a younger lady with a less enigmatic smile. Known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa, the artwork will be unveiled in Geneva on Thursday by the Mona Lisa Foundation, a Zurich-based consortium which has kept the painting in a Swiss bank vault for 40 years.
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Younger, yes. But a “less enigmatic smile?” No.
The smiles look identical—however the older/newer Mona Lisa has EYES which have a more mysterious look...in my humble opinion.
Passport “photos” ... 10 years apart ...
Poor thing.....she only has one outfit :>)
Obviously age regression photoshop.
the hands are identical
I don't think it is a modern photoshop job at all but I can see why you might think that. I think Leonardo re-painted it, making an updated copy of his original, without the model.
Still the best eyes in the history of art.
(After FIRST portrait): “Leo, does that background make me look fat?”
Personally, I think it’s a fake made by some talented art forger. It is inconceivable that a second work would lie around unnoticed for this long given the notariety of Da Vinci and the Mona Lisa.
I like the side-by-side Mona pictures here...
I believe the newly found young Mona is on canvas while Davinci painted on wood.
But then....perhaps the new one is the real Davinci...wouldn't that be a .........
It’s a paint by numbers...
It’s over a a century old - but still likely a copy, not a da Vinci.
While the premise is sound, and you can clearly see there is a difference in the two upside down portraits—there are also shenanigans going on as the pictures rotate. Watch closely and you will see how the eyes become MUCH more downcast and the frowning mouth more accentuated while the picture is rotating.
Davinci copied his own work?? Yeh right....
I’m holding out for the baby pictures.
Not only are the hands identical, but the wrinkles in the sleeves are identical as well.
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