'Mona Lisa': Hidden portraits 'found underneath'

  • metta

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    Dec 09, 2015 8:18 AM GMT
    'Mona Lisa': Hidden portraits 'found underneath'


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/08/world/mona-lisa-hidden-portrait/index.html
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    Dec 09, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    This is rather old news. The layers beneath the present image have been recognized and understood to contain another face for several decades now, since the '80s, at least, I believe. That, plus the proponent's "innovative techniques" suggest he's more of an opportunist than a legitimate researcher. We've enough of those scattered throughout the arts and sciences already. Enjoy her for what she is and leave it at that.
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    Dec 10, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    The one time I was at the Louvre in 1985 all I saw was a herd of people scrambling, climbing over each other, to take flash photos that'd reflect off the bulletproof glass in front of the Mona Lisa. Right below a big sign that said "NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY."

    I couldn't get within 5 feet of the thing.