Saturday, April 23, 2016
Mona Lisa’s iconic smile was based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s probable gay lover, an art historian has claimed.
The famous portrait that hangs in the Louvre in Paris has undergone infra-red analysis to give the art world more insight into one of the world’s most renowned paintings.
Following his examinations, Silvano Vinceti believes the artwork is an amalgamation of two models: a rich Florentine merchant’s wife, Lisa Gherardini, and da Vinci’s apprentice Gian Giacomo Caprotti, known to the artist as Salai, or Little Devil.
“The Mona Lisa is androgynous - half man and half woman,” he told The Telegraph, explaining that he studied other paintings based on Salai and found striking similarities. “You see it particularly in Mona Lisa’s nose, her forehead and her smile. We’ve come up with an answer to a question that has divided scholars for years. Who was the Mona Lisa based on?”
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Surrounded by 160 friends and family, Gio Benitez & Tommy DiDario exchanged self-written vows before sunset at the historic Walton House, a secluded English cottage framed by tropical gardens.
"It's so special to see how excited our friends and family have been about this wedding," says Benitez, 30. "It truly is a celebration of love – our own, and what love means in their own lives. We are so moved and humbled to celebrate together."
Adds DiDario, 30, whose sister Megs officiated the wedding: "The support and love our family and friends have shown throughout this journey have made the entire experience that much more special."
Sunday, April 17, 2016
One woman (Vanessa Bayer) fights to prove, once and for all, that God is straight.