Arts and Art History

Salvatore Lorusso

Is the Louvre Mona Lisa Leonardo's Second Version?

Methodological path, historical-bibliographic sources, final judgement

Angela Mari Braida
Andrea Natali

L'ErmArte, 31
2022, 136 pp., 34 ill. col., 15 tav.
Hardback, 21,5 x 28,5 cm
ISBN: 9788891325839
ISSN: 2612-4718
Pre-order: this book will be shiped on 31 Maggio
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    This volume is a masterful work heralding a new way to study a painting in the most objective manner. Investigating the subject of whether the Louvre painting is not the first but a later portrait of Mona Lisa, Lorusso has collated all expert published opinions on the historical and scientific evidence and draws the most obvious conclusions.

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    Foreword by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
    Chapter 1 - Giorgio Vasari’s Lives
    Chapter 2 - The Heidelberg Document
    Chapter 3 - The Raphael Drawing
    Chapter 4 - Antonio de Beatis’s Travel Journal
    Chapter 5 - Stylistic and background elements
    Chapter 6 - The Prado Mona Lisa
    Chapter 7 - Diagnostic-analytical examinations by the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF)
    Chapter 8 - Past references to two Mona Lisas
    Chapter 9 - Further evidence of two paintings
    Chapter 10 - Profile and features of the original portrait of Lisa del Giocondo
    Chapter 11 - Epilogue
    Appendix I - Quotations originally in French and Italian
    Biographical notes

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