After the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Europe, was subjected to hyper-magnification, it has been discovered that two letters were painted onto each of the mysterious woman’s eyes. In the right eye, the letters LV are visible, which can be presumed refer to the artist’s initials, Leonardo da Vinci. In the left eye are letters much more intriguing, CE (or perhaps CB).
The man leading the investigation is Silvano Vinceti, a TV host and art investigator. Of the letters, Vincenti told The Guardian: “Invisible to the naked eye and painted in black on green-brown are the letters LV in her right pupil, obviously Leonardo’s initials, but it is what is in her left pupil that is far more interesting.
However, “The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that art historians have investigated the eyes of the Mona Lisa and found nothing. Vinceti is not an art historian. Vinceti has made claims before that da Vinci was actually a woman and that Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, an equally skilled Renaissance painter, died from lead poisoning. Those ideas have been denounced by several art historians. His findings are ‘a wicked use of the mass media,” said Franco Cardini, professor of medieval history at the University of Florence, according to the Star.’” – The Epoch Times