Senin, 04 Maret 2013

The Secret Behind Mona Lisa's smile

The Secret Behind Mona Lisa's smile

The mystery of the Mona Lisa's smile indicated in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci was finally revealed. German academics feel confident they have solved a mystery that has lasted several centuries behind the identity of a beautiful girl who becomes the object of his famous paintings.

Lisa Gherardini, wife of a wealthy businessman Florence, Francesco del Giocondo, has long been seen as the most likely model for the sixteenth-century painting. However, art historians have often wondered whether the smiling woman may actually da Vinci's lover, his mother or the artist himself.

Now experts at the Heidelberg University library said based on the written record owner in a book on October 1503 obtained certainty for all that Lisa del Giocondo was the actual model in the painting, which is one of the famous portraits in the world. "All doubts about the identity of the Mona Lisa have been dashed following the discovery by Dr. Armin Schlechter, "a manuscript expert, the library said in a statement.

Until now, only earned "inconclusive evidence" from sixteenth-century documents. "This creates room for various interpretations and there are many different identities put forward," the library said. The notes were made by Agostino Vespucci, an official and a friend of da Vinci Florence, a collection of letters written in the Roman orator, Cicero. Posts in the record to compare Leonardo to the ancient Greek artist Apelles and stated he was working on three paintings, one of which is a portrait of Lisa del Giocondo.

Art experts, who have linked in the manufacture of the painting in the medieval era, said the Heidelberg discovery is a breakthrough and the previous mention linking the merchant's wife to the portrait. "There is no reason to continue to doubt that this portrait was the other woman," Leipzig University art historian said, Frank Zoelner, told German radio.


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