6 Interesting Facts about Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ Portrait

Throughout centuries, Mona Lisa’s smile has mystified and captured the hearts of many historians, artists and art aficionados. Some mysteries of the artwork haven’t been solved to this day. Below you can find some of the interesting facts about the history of The Mona Lisa.


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Aliens were 99% not behind it

Surprise surprise – the “Da Vinci Code” was hardly Mona Lisa’s first ever conspiracy. Over centuries, people have spotted “hidden” images within the painting that were interpreted to be maps, secret signs and even messages from aliens. One analysis shows that if you search for hidden messages with a particular piece of technology, you can see an image of Darth Vader behind Mona Lisa’s face. Dan Brown wrote that the painting was allegedly the map to the location of The Holy Grail – it seems that that theory is tame compared to the puzzle of images theory or the “Aliens” hypothesis.  These theories are mostly the result of Leonardo’s well-known penchant for mathematics and sciences.

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