Mystery of Mona Lisa's smile indicated in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci was finally revealed. German academics feel confident they have solved a mystery that has lasted several centuries behind the identity of the beautiful girl who became the object of the famous painting.
Lisa Gherardini, wife of a wealthy businessman Florence, Francesco del Giocondo, has long been seen as the most likely model for the painting of the 16th century. However, art historians have often wondered whether the smiling woman may actually da Vinci's lover, his mother or the artist himself.
Now experts at the Heidelberg University library based on the record stating that the owner in a book written in October 1503 acquired certainty for all that Lisa del Giocondo was the one true model in the painting, which is one of the famous portrait in the world. "All doubts about the identity of the Mona Lisa have been dashed following the discovery by Dr. Armin Schlechter, "a manuscript expert, the library said in a statement.
Until now, only earned "less convincing evidence" of 16th century documents. "This creates room for various interpretations and there are many different identities put forward," the library said. The notes were made by Agostino Vespucci, an official Florence and friend of da Vinci, a collection of letters written in the Roman orator, Cicero. Posts in the notes to compare Leonardo to the ancient Greek artist Apelles and stated he was working on three paintings, one of which is a portrait of Lisa del Giocondo.
Art experts, who have linked the creation of the painting in the medieval era, stated Heidelberg discovery is a breakthrough and the previous mention linking the merchant's wife to the portrait. "There's no reason to continue to doubt that this is a portrait of another woman," Leipzig University art historian said, Frank Zoelner, told German radio.