Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mona Lisa's Skull?

Can a skull help us determine the identity of the Mona Lisa? An exhumed skull, no less, buried centuries ago? Silvano Vincenti thinks so. He heads up the Italian research team that has asked for permission to open the tomb where the master's remains (are presumed to) lie. Why? To see if the famed da Vinci may have painted himself as a woman. Says one committee member:
If we manage to find his skull, we could rebuild Leonardo’s face and compare it with the Mona Lisa.

But, of course.

Murray Wardrop writes about this somewhat mad (dare I say, Olaf-like?) project for The Telegraph. Read the whole story here.

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