The Isleworth Mona Lisa: Leonardo's prequel, or a later copy of La Gioconda?

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Daily Mail takes a stab at an old dilemma:

    The first Mona Lisa? Experts say Leonardo DID paint early version of iconic masterpiece after months of tests
    the rest of the story, with pictures plus sidebars galore, at the link

    Walter Pater's purple patch: a famous 19th c. musing on the power of the picture:
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    My Dad took us to see the Mona Lisa. I don't remember what year it was but I was a kid. I remember we stood in line for hours and my first impression was "it's so small". I was so surprised at it's size. It's beautiful though.
     
  4. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    ^^^AND it's behind glass and surrounded by crowds. I'm not knocking the painting, but seeing it in its setting at The Louvre is a bit of a let down, IMO.
     

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