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Younger, happier Mona Lisa painted 10 years earlier, experts believe
Discovery News via FoxNews ^ | September 27, 2012 | Discovery News

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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TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: davinci; florence; godsgravesglyphs; isleworth; isleworthmonalisa; italy; leonardo; leonardodavinci; monalisa; santissimaannunziata
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1 posted on 10/01/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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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.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (I'm an Anglican (NOT an Episcopalian))
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To: jmcenanly

Passport “photos” ... 10 years apart ...


3 posted on 10/01/2012 6:01:41 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: jmcenanly

Poor thing.....she only has one outfit :>)


4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: jmcenanly
Dalderbash and cockypop !

Obviously age regression photoshop.

the hands are identical

5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:05:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
Obviously age regression photoshop.

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.

6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:14:17 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: jmcenanly

(After FIRST portrait): “Leo, does that background make me look fat?”


7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:16:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (Once more, per favore...)
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To: jmcenanly

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.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: jmcenanly

I like the side-by-side Mona pictures here...

http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/mona/mona.html

It’s fun.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:28:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: knarf
Too many hard shadows in the "younger" one...and it would be ridiculous to paint the same pose ten years later. For what??? To improve on his work??

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 .........

11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:33:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jmcenanly

It’s a paint by numbers...


12 posted on 10/01/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: newheart

It’s over a a century old - but still likely a copy, not a da Vinci.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:06 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: IM2MAD
“It’s fun.”

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.

14 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:22 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: jmcenanly

Davinci copied his own work?? Yeh right....


15 posted on 10/01/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I’m holding out for the baby pictures.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: AnalogReigns
Now THIS is an enigmatic smile:


17 posted on 10/01/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The incredible Mona Fetus.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Of course, then there is the painting of Mona Lisa 12 years after she died:


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:06:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: knarf

Not only are the hands identical, but the wrinkles in the sleeves are identical as well.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by catman67
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