Mona Lisa mystery

A few years ago when the hubs still worked at Market Street Books I had the divine privilege of enjoying the world of ARC’s or advanced reader copies. One of the more delightful books I read was the story about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa. I highly recommend Vanished Smile by R.A. Scotti. This tiny painting (it only measures 77×33 cm) has an enormous capacity to capture and engage the attention of the world. Constant speculation about the identity keeps conversations fresh. The latest conversation that I’ve come across involves the discovery of the possible crypt of Lisa Gheradini in Florence. Here’s an article from the Telegraph and one on MSN. The path of history that would lead people to those documents, this spot, at this moment is always magical to me. I think that was part of the allure of its study. In addition to these articles how about some interpretations of this iconic and important masterpiece!


Mona Bean!

Fernando Botero


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wife. art teacher. whirlwind.
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