Mona Lisa – Did You Know…

… That x-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait?

I wonder what would have happened if he had left it with the first one… I guess he knew that it was not ready. That this was not the masterpiece. So he kept going until he was happy with it. I still wonder how the others would have compared to the one we know now…

Talking about Da Vinci: Did you know, that he could actually write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time??? What a genius!

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12 thoughts on “Mona Lisa – Did You Know…

  1. I’ve heard that a lot of artists have painted over their paintings time and time again. It reminds me of how I used to erase the novels I wrote in journals, so that I could fit a new and better story into the same journal…I lost so many good stories that way, never to be recovered. (What’s interesting is that I can still see the partially-erased words in those journals. Once I got a computer, however…when I deleted files, they were gone forever.) Imagine if Da Vinci had painted Mona Lisa not on canvas, but on, say, Adobe Illustrator…?

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