La Joconde / La Gioconda

Madrid’s Prado Museum has announced that it has had a copy of Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa in its vaults for some years, and has now discovered after a restoration which removed several layers of paint and an x-ray analysis that it is the oldest original copy (or replica) of the early-16th century masterpiece.

On reading this news  on the PARIS Blog
I think of all the controversy that goes on in the rug hooking world and the time wasted over if it is a adaptation or coping or whatever . . . . . . .it seems in the 1500's it was a good thing . . .a learning experience  . . .
no two works are the same really . . .are they?!!!
Each one is special.


  1. you are so right! it is a vital part of the learning process!

  2. They are different.........Love your blog . Wish i could take a class fro you.Maybe sometime...Snow here in NL where I am right now...........Where is spring??????????

  3. Hello there Primitive SPIRIT! THanks for stopping by! XOXOX and to the other KAren in NL . . .thanks for your comments also . . .come to Shelburne Vermont NOV 2012!I am teaching a class would love you to join us!Spring is here in MOntreal . . .hope its also on the road to Nova Scotia tomorrow as I am driving there!


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