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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered



Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Dianne Hales presents her book on the Mona Lisa, based on extensive research

Every year, some 9 million visitors to the Louvre make their way into a gallery in which one small portrait—the lone painting on an immense freestanding wall—sits inside a bulletproof glass case, and is further protected by the watchful eyes of 24-hour security guards. It is the most famous painting on earth and while it is unsigned, undated and unnamed, it is accepted as a masterful work by Leonardo da Vinci and known throughout the world as the Mona Lisa. In spite of its international fame, the life and times of the portrait’s subject have largely remained a mystery —until now. In MONA LISA: A Life Discovered (Simon & Schuster, August 2014, $28.00), award-winning author Dianne Hales finally reveals the woman behind the iconic smile. Come and see the author present her book here at the IIC. Book signings to follow; volumes will be available for purchase. This event is part of the International Week of the Italian Language. Register here for this book presentation.


Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Entrance : Free