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This 500-Year-Old Sketch Could Be a Nude 'Mona Lisa'

This 500-Year-Old Sketch Could Be a Nude 'Mona Lisa'

New tests on a centuries-old charcoal drawing have revealed that it may have been a starting point for da Vinci's masterpiece.
Historians Think They’ve Found a Nude Drawing of Mona Lisa

Historians Think They’ve Found a Nude Drawing of Mona Lisa

The drawing may have been done by Leonardo da Vinci before he painted the iconic portrait.
Short film made entirely of Instagram posts of the Mona Lisa

Short film made entirely of Instagram posts of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Selfie compiles just a fraction of the images taken by the six million annual visitors to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. (more…)
Scientists paint the world’s tiniest ‘Mona Lisa’ using strands of DNA

Scientists paint the world’s tiniest ‘Mona Lisa’ using strands of DNA

Innovative researchers at the California Institute of Technology have reproduced the iconic Mona Lisa, probably the world’s most famous piece of art, at nanoscale using strands of DNA. The post
The History and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious ‘Mona Lisa’

The History and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious ‘Mona Lisa’

For centuries, audiences have been captivated by the mysterious Mona Lisa. A key piece of Italian master Leonardo da Vinci‘s oeuvre and a prime example of High Renaissance painting, the piece has
Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Travelling exhibition aims to reduce ‘cultural segregation’, says Francoise NyssenThe Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece that has spent nearly all of the past 500 years in Paris, could embark
What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era

What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era

In the presence of the “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre in Paris, digital photography, rather than looking at the painting, has become the primary experience.
This vlogger turned herself into the “Mona Lisa” in the most insane makeup transformation you may ever see

This vlogger turned herself into the “Mona Lisa” in the most insane makeup transformation you may ever see

We’ve seen some pretty mind-blowing makeup transformation videos in our day, but have you ever seen the “Mona Lisa” recreated using only makeup? 27-year-old He Yuya, a makeup artist and vlogger,
Flawless or Forgery? Did Bey and Jay’s Homage to the Louvre ‘Borrow’ From This Black-Owned Label?

Flawless or Forgery? Did Bey and Jay’s Homage to the Louvre ‘Borrow’ From This Black-Owned Label?

Angelic iconography. The streets of Paris. Baroque architecture. The halls of the Louvre Museum, lined with French and Italian masterworks and iconic Greek and Egyptian sculptures that date well
E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. Such teeny little artists! Read more...
E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. Such teeny little artists! Read more...
Scientists recreate the Mona Lisa from genetically modified E.coli bacteria

Scientists recreate the Mona Lisa from genetically modified E.coli bacteria

Modifying the bacteria cells allowed researchers to direct them using light intensity
What Sickened the Mona Lisa? A 500-Year-Old Medical Mystery Is Solved…Twice.

What Sickened the Mona Lisa? A 500-Year-Old Medical Mystery Is Solved…Twice.

Physician-historians are diagnosing unusual illnesses in the figures of famous paintings—and then arguing over it.

People in Japan Dressed Up as Famous Paintings for a Halloween Parade

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amazing JIRO (@amazing_jiro) on Oct 28, 2018 at 3:28am PDT Sunday October 28, 2018 marked the 22nd annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki in the
Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

More than 10m visited Paris museum, with interest boosted by music video filmed thereThe Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, broke all ticket office records last year with more than 10 million
“Mona Lisa effect” is real but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting

“Mona Lisa effect” is real but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting

Sensation typically occurs when subject's gaze is at angle between 0 and 5 degrees.
Leonardo da Vinci’s “only surviving sculpture” has been unveiled in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci’s “only surviving sculpture” has been unveiled in Italy

The work has been attributed to another Italian artist for centuries.
Mona Lisa Breaks the Internet (A Social Media Short Film)

Mona Lisa Breaks the Internet (A Social Media Short Film)

Over 6 million people visit the Mona Lisa at the Louvre each year. Many share their visit on social media.

Airbnb Offers a One Night Stay at the Louvre

From an after-hours, art-historian guided tour to a night of sleep inside a scaled replica of IM Pei’s Pyramid—beneath the shimmering glass pyramid itself—Airbnb’s latest partnership celebrates the
Airbnb Will Let Lucky Art Lovers Have a Sleepover at the Louvre Pyramid

Airbnb Will Let Lucky Art Lovers Have a Sleepover at the Louvre Pyramid

If you’ve been to Paris, you’ve probably made a pilgrimage to the Louvre, the world’s biggest and most visited art museum. Seeing this famous site in the daytime is a dream come true for any art