The Isleworth Mona Lisa?
Leonardo painted a prequel to Mona Lisa 10 years earlier?LINK
Italian renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci may have painted a prequel to his master piece Mona Lisa, ten years earlier to the famous work which now hangs in the Louvre in Paris, experts claim.Known as 'Isleworth Mona Lisa', the earlier version is slightly larger in size than Mona Lisa and has been a subject of debate over its authenticity for long, the 'Daily Mail' reported.
Is There Another Mona Lisa? link
The Mona Lisa is one of, if not the most famous piece of art in the world. Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece has inspired numerous forgeries and impersonators but none of them can compare to the original, which hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
None of them, that is, except for the true original Mona Lisa that was painted by da Vinci roughly 10 years earlier. That’s right, the Mona Lisa might have an older sister.
The Isleworth Mona Lisa Could Be An Early Version Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Famous Portrait Link
Art experts this week are claiming that they have found an early version of Leonardo da Vinci's wryly smiling beauty, Mona Lisa, reports The Daily Mail.
The work, dubbed the Isleworth Mona Lisa, was reportedly discovered by English art collector Hugh Blaker in Isleworth, London shortly before World War I. Though slightly larger than Leonardo's famous portrait, the subject in the Iselworth became famous for its striking resemblance to Lisa del Giocondo, sparking years of debate as to whether Blaker had discovered Mona Lisa's prequel, ABC News reports.
These are early copies of the Mona Lisa. The variations in the background, including the Pillars could be evidence that Leonardo continued to alter the painting well beyond 1503, possibly until his death in 1519.
- Which version were these copies made from?
- What year(s) were these copies made?
- How could they have copied the original if Leonardo brought it with him when he moved to France?
- They could be copies of a copy..
- If these copies were made from the original - then why do some show the pillars and others do not?
- Why is the perspective not off in some versions?