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Scientists to Reveal Findings from 3D Scan of the Mona Lisa

09/26/2006 4:50 PM

I found an interesting art-related science story: Scientists have performed an extensive 3D scan of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting The Mona Lisa. They scanned both sides of the painting. Scientists from Canada's National Research Council (NRC) will reveal their findings Tuesday.


Maybe they will solve the riddle of the Da Vinci Code?

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Pregnant Mona Lisa?

09/27/2006 10:35 PM

3D laser scans reveal that Mona Lisa appears to be wearing a thin gauze veil, similar to those worn by expectant mothers in Leonardo's time. This imaging technology gives researchers a new way to examine Da Vinci's techniques.

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Re: Scientists to Reveal Findings from 3D Scan of the Mona Lisa

09/28/2006 12:54 PM

As an artist, I'm enjoying the fact that the researchers are still baffled by Leonardo Da Vinci's technique despite all the new technology they use to scan the painting of Mona Lisa. This article points out that the researchers cannot detect Leonardo's fingerprints and brush strokes.

While I'd love to learn more about the painting and Leonardo, and I'm personally facinated by these new research methods, a part of me hopes they never figure out all of Leonardo's secrets.

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