Research Points to Nude Version of Mona Lisa

October 3rd, 2017

A group of experts have released an opinion this week that Leonardo da Vinci may have painted a nude version of the Mona Lisa, the Telegraph reports. Researchers point to the artist’s work Joconde Nue as bearing a striking similarity to the sitter in Da Vinci’s famed portrait. “The drawing has a quality in the way the face and hands are rendered that is truly remarkable. It is not a pale copy,” says curator Mathieu Deldicque. “We are looking at something which was worked on in parallel with the Mona Lisa at the end of Leonardo’s life.” 

Read more at The Telegraph