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Professor uncovers hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa

Kingston - A professor in Queen's University believes that Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was a product of a practice used by Renaissance artists of taking a passage from literature and then incorporating it into a work of art.

Mona Lisa's eyes may reveal identity of famous model

Paris - An Italian researcher has sparked controversy over the world's most famous painting with claims that Leonardo da Vinci painted tiny letters into the eyes of the Mona Lisa which may finally reveal a secret code that will identify the model.

Restored Da Vinci's 'The Virgin of the Rocks' shows new elements

London - When Leonardo Da Vinci painted 'The Virgin of the Rocks' it was long thought he had his assistants help him. Restoration experts at the National Gallery in London now say that it is possible that the master was the only one behind each brush stroke.

Da Vinci picture identified by fingerprint

When Peter Silverman bought a German painting at a 1998 Christie's auction sale he did not know his $19,000 bid would be a landfall. The painting has been revealed to be a Da Vinci worth millions.

Russian Woman Throws Mug At The Mona Lisa

A Russian woman threw a ceramic mug at Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" earlier this month in an attempt to damage the masterpiece.

Leonardo Da Vinci May Be Behind Chess Drawings in Pacioli's Manuscript

Researchers believe the paintings found in a lost Italian manuscript about chess may have been drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. The document by Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli contained diagrams of possible chess scenarios, supposedly drawn by da Vinci.

High-resolution image hints at 'Mona Lisa's' eyebrows

A French engineer has uncovered evidence about the eyebrows and eyelashes of the “Mona Lisa” painting by Leonardo da Vinci. He used a high-definition camera to prove his theory.

New Secrets in The Last Supper?

Yet another historian believes they have found new secrets in one of Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous works, "The Last Supper". This painting has recently received an increase of publicity due to it's reference in Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code".

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