[…] With apologies to Dan Brown, two Urbino women may have cracked da Vinci’s code.
Today, artist and photographer Rosetta Borchia and college professor Olivia Nesci are credited with unveiling one of the many secrets of the Mona Lisa. Along the way they have created a new science which they call “landscape hunting” – the specialty of identifying the locations of landscapes in historic paintings.
“We know the location of the backdrop da Vinci used for La Gioconda,” Nesci says confidently, using the other name Italian’s apply to the Mona Lisa. “And that helped identify her, too. […]
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