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Mona Lisa by an Apprentice of Leonardo

Leonardo Da Vinci

Da Vinci compared to Apprentice of Da Vinci

Ever wondered what the Mona Lisa would look like if new? The varnish on Leonardo’s Mona Lisa has become yellowed and cracked with age, this painting however, believed to have been done by an apprentice of Leonardo has been restored giving an idea as to how the original would have looked when first created.

Apprentice of Leonardo Da Vinci

After examining key features in the paintings, German imaging researchers concluded that the two were painted from slightly different angles at the same time, suggesting, though not definitively proving that at one time Da Vinci and his apprentice may have stood on the balcony painting the model.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) is widely regarded as being the archetype for the renaissance man (someone who is highly skilled in multiple fields). He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Painting is however, what he was most famous for then and still now. His best known pieces include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. 

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