Experts Made An Incredible Discovery That Could Change Everything We Know About The Mona Lisa

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The Mona Lisa’s smile has confounded art historians for decades – what does her expression really mean? Well, maybe she smirked because she and her creator, Leonardo da Vinci, had a secret. At least, that’s what some experts believe now that they’ve made a discovery that changes the story of the world’s most famous painting.

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Many factors have combined to make the Mona Lisa as famous as it is today. Yet no one knows for sure who the subject of the painting even was. Several experts, however, agree that she was Lisa Gherardini, the spouse of a merchant from Florence, Italy, named Francesco del Giocondo. Without any documents related to the commission, though, it’s not certain who da Vinci really painted.

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