Prado’s Mona Lisa Copy Was Probably Made Alongside the Original

This could prove to be really interesting.

The Art Newspaper has reported that conservators at the Prado in Madrid now believe that a copy of the Mona Lisa in the museum’s collection that was long thought to have been executed much later than the original may have been made by a student of Leonardo as Leonardo was creating the masterpiece.

If this is true I’m looking forward to hearing more about what this could reveal about Leonardo and his work. Also, check out the restoration work in the article. It’s incredible..

Via Matías Ventura through the aether. He really should blog more.

Origami Lobster


Courtesy of my seven-year old son who came up with the pattern himself (it’s three pieces of paper — no tape, of course) without instructions.