The question of who the Mona Lisa really is has puzzled art historians and researchers for centuries, but former TV producer-turned-art researcher Silvano Vinceti believes that he is only steps away from discovering the answer. He is convinced that he has potentially discovered the remains of Lisa Gherardini — the second wife a wealthy Florence merchant who is widely believed to be the Mona...
Is Mona a single person or a conglomerate of Lisa and Leonardo's assistant? Some researchers even believe that it could be a surreptitious self-portrait! Whatever the truth may be, one thing is for sure, no one is going to stop looking for an answer to the identity of this elusive women.
When my sister recently came home from a trip to Paris she seemed impressed with everything that she had seen there – except for the Mona Lisa. One of the most recognized works of art in the world, reproductions of it usually come in poster sized prints while the original, hung behind thick, bullet proof glass (see below) and guarded by a velvet rope is miniature in comparison.