Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Who The Hell Cares? Chapter 1

According to an article in the October 13th issue of "The Week", researchers have not only discovered the identity of the Mona Lisa, but they've also determined that she was pregnant when she posed for Leonardo DaVinci.

Who the hell cares?

Apparently, French and Canadian researchers used lasers to determine that the subject was wearing a "thin gauze veil of a type worn in Florence by new or expectant mothers." The Mona Lisa is actually Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine merchant and mother of five.

Who the hell cares?

This is already the most famous painting in the world. Zillions of people flock to the Louvre each year to see it. It's been the subject of books and one movie which pissed off an entire religion. Is this new insight going to do anything else for the reputation of DaVinci's painting? No!

Lisa Gherardini was pregnant with her 6th child. Who the hell cares?

1 comment:

miriam said...

I think it's an ugly picture.