Earliest known copy of Mona Lisa found @ Prado Museum

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Do you think that is a little odd? Like, oh, look what we found! The second most important piece of art in the world. It seems as if the earliest known copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was found at Spain’s Prado Museum, apparently created by one of da Vinci’s apprentices as the master created the original. As ArtDaily notes, “The copy has been part of the Prado collection for years and displayed occasionally but no one paid much attention to it because around the woman in the Mona Lisa was a stark black background, not the pretty landscape seen in the original.”

Let’s be honest… this would go for over $1bn at auction, right?

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Sunday Shuffle: Atlas Sound “Mona Lisa”

We are always going to applaud the work of Bradford Cox and his Deerhunter works, but this is one of our all-time favorite songs from the Atlanta songwriter. Almost as if this could be heard on the radio in the 1970s.

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The Mona Lisa in a 6,239 dot to dot drawing

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Everyone has a little time on their hands these days: “I couldn’t find a record for the most complex dot-to-dot drawing, so I decided to set one myself. I created an A0 poster with dots numbered from 1 to 6,329 and took a time lapse video of myself linking them all up over 9 hours. The full project is online at behance.net/​thomaspavitte.”

Mona Lisa – 6,239 dot to dot drawing from Thomas Pavitte on Vimeo.

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The 100,000 Carat Mona Lisa

We are beginning to notice a theme here in the world… art made by something it is normally not made with, made into something that has already been made. Like in this case, an artist made the Mona Lisa out of 100,000 carats of jewelry. We have a saying here at the The Citrus Report, and it goes: “Just . . . because.” As in, “Why would someone take 100,000 carats of jewelry and make the Mona Lisa?” . . . “Just. . . because.” And say that because like you are the King’s press secretary.

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