LISA GHERARDINI

  • Skull of Mona Lisa model found? May 30, 2011

    Florence: Archaeologists in Italy's Florence city have uncovered a skeleton they believe could be the 500 yearold remains of the noblewoman who is believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa masterpiece. An excavation that started earlier this month of what was once the convent of Saint Orsola, where...
  • Hunt for the true Mona Lisa begins in Italy April 29, 2011

    Florence: Researchers have begun their hunt for the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to unravel a mystery that has baffled art historians for over five centuries. A team of experts armed with a special radar device descended this week...
  • Mona Lisa was new mother during pose September 28, 2006

    Ottawa: Mona Lisa, the mysterious woman immortalized in Leonardo Da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece, had just given birth to her second son when she sat for the painting, a French art expert said on Tuesday. The discovery was made by a team of Canadian scientists who used special infrared and threedimensional...