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Who is the Mona Lisa in the Louvre?

As we argued at the very beginning, the purpose of the Mona Lisa Myth book is to dispel the extensive

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The Earlier Version of the Mona Lisa

In previous blog posts, we discussed Leonardo’s revolutionary approach to portraiture, which emphasized the soul of the sitter. We now arrive at

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The Differences between the two Mona Lisas

  A British art connoisseur, known primarily for his interest in Old Masters and modern French art, had stumbled on

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Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527), statesman and author, who together with Leonardo traveled in Cesare Borgia’s entourage in 1503

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Leda and the Swan (after Leonardo)

The true genesis of both the Leda and the Saint Anne lies in Leonardo’s fascination with the enigma of human

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The Trinity of Saint Anne

Leonardo’s meditation on the mystery of motherhood would become the principal theme of his art in the last 10 years

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Why is the Mona Lisa called the Mona Lisa?

  As Vasari puts it: “Leonardo undertook to execute, for Francesco del Giocondo, the portrait of Mona Lisa, his wife.”

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti (1475-1564), Florentine sculptor, painter and architect, and Leonardo’s principal rival. At 13, he joined the workshop

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Anatomical study of a woman

Leonardo would produce some two hundred detailed anatomical studies, based on the autopsies of some thirty cadavers. All but a

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How did the painting of the Mona Lisa come about?

  Lisa was everything a man could want in a wife. She soon became pregnant and in early 1496 gave

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