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Italian scientists who concentrate on resolving fine art secrets said Wednesday they need found the questioned identification of the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa — and also claimed he was a person.
Silvano Vinceti, chairman of the Italian national committee for cultural heritage, said the Florence-born Renaissance artist’s male apprentice and doable lover Salai was the most inspiration for the image.
However his claim was immediately disputed by consultants at the Louvre in Paris, where the painting is on show.
Salai, real name Gian Giacomo Caprotti, an effeminate young artist who worked with da Vinci for twenty five years, is assumed to possess served as a model and muse for many of his paintings. The try had an “ambiguous” relationship and were most likely lovers, Vinceti said.
Comparisons between the facial characteristics of figures from many of da Vinci’s works — like “St. John the Baptist” and also the “Angel Incarnate” — reveal putting similarities with the Mona Lisa’s nose and mouth, he said.