I read yesterday that a French scientist scanned the Mona Lisa with a multispectral camera and discovered three hidden paintings beneath the surface of the Mona Lisa. Evidently, the real-life Florentine, Lisa Gherardini, is hidden within. It's not uncommon for artists to reuse canvases when works don't turn out just right but for there to be a natural progression from real-life to what may be the world's most well-known painting is noteworthy.
What better time to post my multispectral — or at least multi-camera — photograph of the Mona Lisa? Frankly, it was one of the biggest letdowns in the art world. Not only is she sitting at the end of what feels like a gymnasium but after you fight your way through hundreds of people to see her, she's stanchioned off by 10 feet and hiding behind a thick layer of greenish bullet-proof glass.
This is probably not what Leonardo da Vinci intended.
This photograph was captured with a Nikon D90.