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Leonardo! Say it isn’t so!!

Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said today they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa – and claimed he was a man.

Silvano Vinceti, chairman of the Italian national committee for cultural heritage, said the Florence-born Renaissance artist’s male apprentice and possible lover Salai was the main inspiration for the picture.

via News.com.au

Personnel at The Louvre, where the painting hangs, beg to differ, however.

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March 19, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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