PART II: Mona Lisa ~ Nigella Lawson

According to Leonardo’s early biographer Giorgio Vasari, Leonardo had started to paint Mona Lisa in 1503, but “left it unfinished”. However, a fully finished painting of a “certain Florentine lady” surfaces again in 1517, shortly before Leonardo’s death and in his private possession. The latter painting almost certainly is the same that now hangs in…

Part I: Mona Lisa Isleworth, Louvre ~ Nigella Lawson

Have we all heard about this Saatchi Shenanigans? What was the initial raw unadulterated undiluted instinctive reaction to this news? When you first heard what happened, first saw the photos – heard she left crying then saw photos … Disgust? Revulsion? Reeling of some kind? Followed by the … sanitized, socialized, stigmatized somewhat subdued reaction.…