Mona Lisa - updates

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Veteran actress Mona Lisa dies at 97

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:22 PM

The actress' daughter confirms her death

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything,' says junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni

MONA LISA. People take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP File photo

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The museum says foreign visitors represent 70 of their ticket sales

Is Mona Lisa Chinese? Italian's theory raises eyebrows

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Little is known about Caterina the mother of the artist writer mathematician and inventor and the identity of the sitter for the portrait hanging in Paris Louvre museum has long been a matter of debate

WHO'S THE REAL MONA LISA? Filipinos walk past different versions of the 'Mona Lisa' painting inside a hotel in Manila, Philippines, 22 November 2014. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Visiting the Louvre

Aug 10, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Touring the Louvre is no easy feat Here s a list that will help you plan on which exhibits to see

GROUNDS. The old fortress turned castle turned museum offers majestic view, world's leading art pieces. Photos by Carol Ramoran except as indicated

The Mona Lisa's 57 faces at the CCP

May 10, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Fifty seven artists display their unique interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci s iconic painting at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

MONA LISA OVERLOAD. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and West Gallery exhibit 57 styles of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa from 57 artists in 'The Mona Lisa Project.' All photos by Ces Natalie Crisostomo

Italian archaeologists close in on real 'Mona Lisa'

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Archaeologists think it may be a crucial step towards unravelling the mystery of the identity of the woman with the most enigmatic smile in the world

Italian archaelogist Silvano Vincenti (L) sits alongside another archaeologist working on the third excavation of a grave inside the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence on July 17, 2012, during research focusing on the burial site of Lisa Gherardini, wife of the wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, the model who inspired Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Mona Lisa". AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

Prints de-light

Apr 18, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Colorful prints and light fabrics lift up a summer that s too hot for comfort

SUMMER LOVIN' Fashion and comfort need not be compromised even when the weather is crazy scorching hot.