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2010-07-15 09:00:00

The Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece the Mona Lisa has once again become the subject of scientific research, joining a half-dozen other works by the Italian Renaissance painter in a new study that applied X-ray technology to study the artistic shading technique known as sfumato.

2005-07-01 12:47:06

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Art curators have uncovered a newLeonardo Da Vinci drawing hidden beneath the surface of one ofthe Renaissance artist's most celebrated works, Britain'sNational Gallery said on Friday. Da Vinci painted two versions of The Virgin of the Rocksbetween 1483 and 1508.

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2005-07-01 15:40:00

Art curators have uncovered a new Leonardo Da Vinci drawing hidden beneath the surface of one of the Renaissance artist's most celebrated works, Britain's National Gallery said on Friday.


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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
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