You won't believe how tiny the world's smallest Mona Lisa is

Feast your eyes on the "Mini Lisa," recently created by a team of researchers at Georgia tech. While it looks here to be a decent size, it in fact measures just 30-microns thick – a little under half the width of the average human hair: » 8/05/13 3:49pm 8/05/13 3:49pm

Second Mona Lisa may have been painted at the same time as the original

Does the Mona Lisa have a twin sister? For years, art historians thought a second version of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting was a copy created years after the original. But now that the painting has been restored, it appears it may have been painted at the same time — and in the same room — as its more famous… » 2/04/12 11:30am 2/04/12 11:30am

Ten (Pseudo) Scientific Theories About the Mona Lisa's Smile

The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is possibly the most well-known piece of art in the world. One of the reasons why people wax rhapsodic over the painting is the tiny hint of a smile on the woman's face. That fascinating expression has launched a thousand silly theories. Find out about the physics, the biology, the… » 11/11/11 9:16am 11/11/11 9:16am

The real Mona Lisa is about to be discovered

We might be on the verge of the biggest archaeological discovery in art history. A tomb in Florence could hold the remains of the model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa some 500 years ago. » 5/17/11 10:51am 5/17/11 10:51am

Solar Flare Divides World Into Pirates and Art Collectors

A giant solar flare hits the Earth and decimates the entire Eastern hemisphere, killing millions of people and mutating others into hideous creatures. Would you run for the hills or start trying to save the world's greatest art treasures? Most people would probably be busy building a seriously badass underground… » 12/20/07 8:30am 12/20/07 8:30am