3 October 2016

Who Mona Lisa actually was?

While some claim that Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting is a self-portrait of the artist in drag, research has shown that it is a portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, a member of a prominent Florentine family. Leonardo’s father allegedly knew Gherardini’s father very well, and the painting was possibly commissioned by him.

 

Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci