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Paul Ferguson
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"Art historians are probing a real-life Da Vinci Code style mystery after discovering tiny numbers and letters painted into the eyes of the artist's enigmatic Mona Lisa painting."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337976/Real-life-Da-Vinci-Code-Tiny-numbers-letters-discovered-Mona-Lisa.html#ixzz17w3SqQLX

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Some recent developments:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8249386/Mona-Lisa-landscape-location-mystery-solved.html

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Thanks for pointing this out. I found this so absurd that I felt the need to write it up for my art weblog.

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/Paintings/artweblog.html

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The guy behind all this, Silvano Vincenti, actually wanted to dig Leonardo up to see if the Mona Lisa was a disguised self-portrait:

http://www.artclair.com/site/archives/docs_article/71925/les-restes-de-leonard-de-vinci-exhumesetnbsp.php




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