Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Momma Lisa
According to a recent news item, a team of Canadian scientists using special infrared and three-dimensional technology say they have made a remarkable discovery about Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting the Mona Lisa.
It seems that Mona’s dress is covered with a thin, transparent gauze veil, typically worn at that time by women who were either pregnant or had recently given birth. Amazing indeed, but I happen to know that the research team has been less than forth coming about some of the less flattering discoveries they’ve made. It turns out that Mona also had:
A “Born To Raise Hell” tattoo
A third nipple
A slightly phallic shaped birthmark
A mild case of eczema
And possibly some early signs of osteoporosis
Well, there you have it, the Mona Lisa as you’ve never seen her before…and probably never wanted to. Thanks science!