Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa [c.1503-06]
The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described…
'HELMET' ATTRIBUTED TO REMBRANDT STUDENT
"The Man With the Golden Helmet," Berlin's most famous painting and for centuries believed to be a Rembrandt masterpiece, is the work of an unknown artist, an art historian says.