Posts Tagged ‘da Vinci’

Teenage Mona Lisa?

September 28, 2012

Teenage Mona Lisa?

A picture went on view in Geneva Thursday that is said to be by da Vinci, a portrait of young Lisa Gherardini. Leonardo painted her after her marriage to merchant Francesco del Giocondo, and that painting is known as La Gioconda, and also as the Mona Lisa.

The newly-revealed painting of the teen beauty is called the Isleworth Mona Lisa. Is it by Leonardo da Vinci? Is it an early painting of a young Lisa Gherardini? Opinions differ:


da Vinci and Air Travel

October 25, 2009

da Vinci and Air Travel

Reexamination of the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1452 –- 1519) shows that the Renaissance artist and engineer anticipated many aspects of modern aviation, including excess baggage fees, inflight movies, and air-sickness bags.


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