Local Treasures: Does Maine Have Its Own ‘Mona Lisa’?
Well, who is this lovely lady who lives at the Portland Museum of Art?
Is this a real Leonardo da Vinci?
Well, here is the deal, this is 'La Gioconda'. BUT is it a Da Vinci? Maybe an early draft for the 'Mona Lisa'? Check out this New York Times story about the painting and its history. If not, sure looks like someone was trying really, really hard for it to look like one.
Unfortunately, she isn't always on display, but it is cool to know they have their own Mona Lisa.
Lets check out some other cool things from the Portland Musuem of Art. Hey...here is life imitating art!
These look like fun! It's a cool mirror that seems to be 'a thing'.
See, another mirror pic…
The mirror is a thing!