Mona Lisa

Louvre Museum prepares to reopen, minus the Mona Lisa melee

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 01:59 GMT

France’s Louvre Museum is getting ready to reopen almost four months after COVID-19 forced it to close, but visitors will find one feature missing: the heaving crowd jostling to get a view of the “Mona Lisa”.

Invader's 'Rubik Mona Lisa' beats estimate at Paris auction

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 01:55 GMT

A French street artist's interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said.

BA to hold International Symposium to Commemorate da Vinci on Sept. 4

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 09:00 GMT

This coincides with the global celebrations of this historical figure, which contributed a lot in many areas of science and arts.

Italian museum looks to unlock da Vinci hair mystery

Mon, 06 May 2019 - 11:38 GMT

An Italian museum says it plans to carry out DNA tests on a lock of hair it believes might have belonged to the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Nigeria's 'Mona Lisa' shown at home for first time since it resurfaced

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 09:57 GMT

The Nigerian Mona Lisa, a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February, is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared.

You are hereHome News 'African Mona Lisa' mesmerises after surprise rediscovery

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 12:36 GMT

"I think of it as the African Mona Lisa," said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess which recently turned up in a London flat.

Mona Lisa, some behind the scene artistic details to be exposed

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 03:57 GMT

InFocus culture center’s event hosted by editor and translator Mona Saad, to lead an in-depth discussion about the “Mona Lisa” painting on Friday, January 12

Nude Mona Lisa sketch possibly drawn by Da Vinci

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 07:26 GMT

A nude prototype sketch of the Mona Lisa possibly drawn by Da Vinci himself has been analyzed to determine the artist.

104 years since the theft that brought the Mona Lisa to fame

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 01:17 GMT

Monday, August 21 marks the 104th theft anniversary of Mona Lisa’s theft by Italian handyman Vincenzo Peruggia in 1911.