Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

New tests narrow 'early' Mona Lisa's age
by Staff Writers
Zurich, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 16, 2013

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Art experts in Switzerland said they have new evidence that an earlier version of the Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Mona Lisa Foundation in Zurich said scientific tests and historical records supported its claim the so-called Isleworth Mona Lisa was indeed a portrait of the same woman Leonardo immortalized in his later masterpiece.

"When we add these new findings to the wealth of scientific and physical studies we already had, I believe anyone will find the evidence of a Leonardo attribution overwhelming," foundation vice-president David Feldman said this week in a written statement.

The Mona Lisa Foundation conducted carbon dating on the canvas of the Isleworth image and determined it had been painted between 1410-1455. The Mona Lisa was created in the early 1500s.

But some art experts still have their doubts, said Saturday. One historian said artists were not yet painting on canvas in the early 1400s.


Related Links
Satellite-based Internet technologies

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Global mobile phone sales decline
Stamford, Conn. (UPI) Feb 13, 2013
Global sales of mobile phones declined in 2012 compared with the previous year, a U.S. research firm has reported. Research company Gartner, based in Stamford, Conn., said 1.75 billion mobile handsets had been sold, a 1.7 percent decline from 2011. "Tough economic conditions" had been partly responsible for the decline in sales, Gartner analysts said. The data also suggest ... read more

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

Rover Walkabout Continues at Cape York

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

In milestone, Mars rover collects first bedrock sample

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments

Progress docks with ISS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station

ISS to get inflatable module

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement

Earth-like planets are right next door

Direct Infrared Image Of An Arm In Disk Demonstrates Transition To Planet Formation

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Explosive breakthrough in research on molecular recognition

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System

ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement