Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
- Your name:
- your detective name (favourite colour and favourite animal):
Amber Maned Wold (IDK MY ANIMAL CHANGES A LOT)
- your soap opera name (middle name and street you live on):
- your star wars name (first three letters of last name, first two of middle)
- superhero name (color of your shirt, first item to your immediate left):
Blue Bed (Phwoar?)
- goth name (black and one of your pets):
Avengers Assemble 1x17 - Savages [x]
I WAS ALL SET TO BE MAD THAT THEY WERE MAKING THOR A BIG, DESTRUCTIVE, DUMB IDIOT.
HE’S JUST AN OBNOXIOUS DICK WHO THINKS IT’S FUNNY TO CALL LIGHTNING IN THROUGH THE WINDOW TO MAKE POPCORN AND TOTALLY WRECK ALL OF TONY’S SHIT.
AND THE HULK SUGGESTING THINGS TO DO NEXT. I LOST MY FUCKING SHIT AND I’M NOT SURE I’M EVER GETTING IT BACK NOW.
WHAT A COUPLE OF ASSSHOLES. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
Actual photo of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts’ microwave.
Or John and Sherlock’s
Or the Doctor and Rose.
Or Newt and Hermann’s
Or Carlos and Cecil’s
Or the Walter Manor
They hatched today!!! We’ve been coddling the ootheca in a jar for over a month and then suddenly today it was full of cuties! They were THIRSTY.
Now they’re spreading out over the indoor garden. We stopped watering our plants to reduce the number of gnats, but the eggs are still in the soil. So we watered them all really well… those gnats are going to come out right into the mouths of almost a hundred hungry little mantises! BWAHAHAHAHA!
Free range mantises though, going to be weird to find them all over the place, hopefully they stay out of my wine D: