Leonardo DiCaprio Painted the Mona Lisa…According to Fox News’ Shepard Smith …

25 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

500-year-old mystery of Mona Lisa’s identity on verge of being solved.

He added: “After digging up some woman’s remains and putting it through DNA testing it seems they are no closer to knowing the smile men [inaudible]. One a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance period, another still awaiting that elusive Oscar, Smith made the slip up of mixing up his Leonardos when introducing a segment about the Mona Lisa.After years examining the remains of bodies buried below the Sant’Orsola convent in Florence, Italian researchers think they have found the bones of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo — the noblewoman widely believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work.

A Fox News anchor confused his world-renowned painters with his A-list actors when he mistakenly declared Leonardo DiCaprio as the artist who produced the Mona Lisa.It has all the ingredients of a Dan Brown thriller – an ancient crypt, a collection of human bones, a passionate sleuth and Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting. Smith was introducing the piece which talked about scientists’ breakthrough in being a step closer to identifying the mystery woman in the masterpiece when he made the faux pas.

According to art detective Silvano Vinceti, carbon testing on a set of bones – including a femur – from the tomb have been dated to the time of death of Gherardini. Italian researchers edged closer to solving one of the greatest mysteries in art history on Thursday – the identity of the Renaissance woman who posed for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, the Louvre’s greatest treasure and one of the world’s most famous paintings. Vinceti, who leads the National Committee of Historic, Cultural and Environmental Heritage, is convinced he has found her: “The odds that the bones belong to her are extremely high. After centuries underground, the her sons Bartoloemo and Piero are at this point too damaged to for a DNA comparison, though Vinceti is confident further analysis can be performed in a few years time — when they’ve got more DNA and the right technology.

Art historians long argued over her identity, but a consensus emerged in 2005 when a 500-year-old note by a government clerk was found that claimed Lisa del Giocondo as the subject of the painting. Presenting this news, an unenthused Smith told viewers: “An update from scientists trying to identify the model for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Mona Lisa. It has been variously suggested that the famous painting is a self-portrait by Leonardo or a painting of a courtesan or a Spanish noblewoman, or that it could even be based on Salai, his male apprentice and possible lover. But some experts said there was not enough evidence to show definitively that the remains were those of Caravaggio and that the ‘discovery’ had been concocted on the 400th anniversary of the artist’s death in order to boost tourism.

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