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Was Mona Lisa a real person?

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Asked by Hemali pandit, 31 Aug '10 09:04 am
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Yes! Born in 1479, Lisa Gherardini was raised in the Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany, where she lived until she was eventually married at the age of 16. The Mona Lisa was originally identified as Lisa Gherardini as early as the mid 16th century when Vasari put together his biography of Leonardo Da Vinci and described the Mona Lisa. Her new husband, Francesco del Giocondo took her as his third wife in 1495 and very soon the two started their family. Gherardini herself would have been 24 years old in 1503 when Leonardo started work on the painting, coinciding with the birth of her second son. The evidence in the painting itself suggests that the model was possibly pregnant. Pallanti went on to gather evidence that reveals the actual burial place and death certificate for Gherardini in Sant'Orsola, a convent in Florence. Deceased on July 15, 1542 she was 63 years old and had raised five children with del Giocondo in her lifetime, whom she outlived.
Answered by sumati gayki, 31 Aug '10 09:10 am

 
  
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I think that the painting of monalisa is one of the most polemic pictures around ..... IT IS A FICTIONAL STORY AND IS NOT COMPLETELY BASED ON REAL FACTS. ...
Answered by LIPSIKA, 31 Aug '10 09:27 am

 
  
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No
Answered by debipriya nayak, 31 Aug '10 09:10 am

 
  
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The Mona Lisa was originally identified as Lisa Gherardini as early as the mid 16th century when Vasari put together his biography of Leonardo Da Vinci and described the Mona Lisa. Everyone was intrigued to know "who was the model" for the Mona Lisa and in Gherardini, she was believed to be found.

Born in 1479, Lisa Gherardini was raised in the Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany, where she lived until she was eventually married at the age of 16. Her new husband, Francesco del Giocondo took her as his third wife in 1495 and very soon the two started their family. Giocondo was a silk merchant in Florence and it was there that the two most likely met Leonardo and the inklings of the Mona Lisa were first concocted.
Answered by Jaagriti, 31 Aug '10 09:07 am

 
  
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Yes
Answered by maahi, 31 Aug '10 09:06 am

 
  
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No
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 31 Aug '10 09:04 am

 
  
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