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Lisa Gherardini

The Real Mona Lisa Turns 535

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa's life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege -- and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen.

Mona Lisa Mystery May Finally Be Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Researchers in Florence, Italy, are opening a centuries-old family tomb in hopes of solving one of the art world's most pressing mysteries. The tomb i...

Is Mona Lisa's Identity Hidden In A Skull?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 12.14.2012 | Arts

By Brian Palmer A team of Italian researchers intends to piece together the skull of Lisa Gherardini, supposedly the subject of Leonardo da Vinci...

Surprising Twist To Hunt For Mona Lisa's Skeleton

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

In July scientists believed they had finally made crucial progress in the controversial quest to find the skeleton of the Mona Lisa, known in her time...

Mona Lisa's Skeleton Found?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

Much attention has been paid to Mona Lisa's smile throughout the years, but this week her skeleton is winding up in the spotlight. Italian archaeologi...

Mona Lisa's Miles: The Misadventures Of Leonardo's Masterpiece On The Road

ARTINFO | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts

Italian historian Silvano Vincenti, known for his scheme to dig up the bones of Lisa Gherardini, the presumed model for the Mona Lisa, is trying to br...

cientists Hope to Reconstruct Mona Lisa's Face Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts - Archaeologists in Florence, Italy, are digging for the bones of the woman who may have sat for Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic and enigmati...

Da Vinci Decoded?

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joan Z. Shore

The Mona Lisa, a murky portrait hanging behind protective glass at the Louvre, draws thousands of visitors a day. But do we care at all about this dreary portrait?