Painters Paintings Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci: The copy of the Mona Lisa, c. 1503–16, Oil on wal…
Painters Work Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci: The copy of the Mona Lisa, c. 1503–16, Oil on walnut panel, 76,three cm × 57 cm (300 in × 22 in), Museo del Prado, Madrid
The copy of the Mona Lisa is a portray of the identical topic as Leonardo da Vinci’s well-known Mona Lisa in Louvre Museum. The copy portray has been displayed within the Museo del Prado in Madrid (Spain) since 1819.
After the restoration, carried out between 2010 and 2012, the Prado’s Mona Lisa was claimed to be the earliest reproduction of Leonardo’s masterpiece. Throughout this restoration course of, the copy was additionally submitted to a examine of infrared reflectography and radiography, the place the outcomes revealed that the portray had been made within the workshop of Leonardo da Vinci by a scholar of him concurrently the unique Mona Lisa was painted.
Among the many college students, Salaì or Francesco Melzi are probably the most believable authors of the Prado’s model. Some consultants questioned this assumption and argue that the writer may have been a Spanish scholar of Leonardo, particularly Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina or Hernando de los Llanos.
Till the restoration of the Prado’s model, no panorama background was seen. That panorama was totally recovered by the restoration. These findings present it is authentic colours and signifies what the copy should have initially regarded like.
Facet by facet, the Prado’s copy and the unique look noticeably completely different: The copy is considerably brighter and extra colourful; even Mona Lisa’s well-known smile takes on a brand new solid.
Mona Lisa within the Louvre is roofed with layers of varnish, which has darkened over the a long time and the centuries, and even cracked. However individuals principally do not truly even have a look at the portray; they simply wish to be in the identical room with it. It an icon for them.
One can’t cease questioning how would this true masterpiece seem like after a restoration. (🖐️ 🖐️🖐️ You could find the photographs of the Prado’s copy after and earlier than the restoration and people of authentic Mona Lisa with a shade “restoration” (filter), and and not using a filter in my story. I believe it’s a good alternative to look at and maybe make a comparability between these photographs, seeing them collectively ☺️👌☝️👆)