Saturday, September 30, 2006

Was Mona Lisa Pregnant?

Via Ace of Spades comes this intriguing if wildly speculative theory that Lisa Gherardini (traditionally thought to be the model) was pregnant at the time that she posed. Aging darkened a particular feature that, in its original shape and color, would have been a garment that Florentine women traditionally wore while pregnant.

1 comment:

Dear AL said...

I think Mona was bloated from the beer back then. She has the face of an alcoholic!