September 24, 2018

Da Vinci might have painted topless version of Mona Lisa (NYPost)                         

Da Vinci might have painted topless version of Mona Lisa (NYPost)                         

It’s enough to make Mona Lisa blush.

Experts at the Louvre museum in Paris on Thursday revealed that Leonardo da Vinci may have also painted a topless version — called Joconde Nue, or Monna Vanna — of the famed masterpiece.

A scientific study of the charcoal work found that it could be Da Vinci’s preparatory drawing for a naked version of La Gioconda.

The Monna Vanna — which has been held since 1862 at the Condé museum in Chantilly — had previously been attributed to the Florentine master’s studio.

Curators believe that after a month of tests at the Louvre, the “drawing is at least in part” by da Vinci, the Local of Italy reported. Read more

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