Monday, October 17, 2005

Da Vinci picture finally exhibited in Rome

Rome - Leonardo da Vinci was so fond of the Mona Lisa, we are told, that he carried the portrait with him everywhere he went. If he also made room in his luggage for the Mary Magdalene, that went on show in Ancona in northern Italy this weekend, it would be no surprise. The two young women could not be more different. The Mona Lisa is aloof, self-contained and self-possessed, her right hand clasped on her left wrist, all her sensuality concentrated in the secretive vitality of the eyes and the famous small smile. It's the allure of a roaring fire on a winter's day. [More]


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