Topic: Mona Lisa

Snap This: Classic Italian Art Meets ‘Jersey Shore’

Snap This: Classic Italian Art Meets 'Jersey Shore'

MTV isn’t holding back with their ads for the Italy season of Jersey Shore, which kicks off in August. They’ve mocked up ads of classic Italian works of art getting all Jerseyified, like the Mona Lisa with Snooki sunglasses and this one of Michaelangelo‘s David with an Ed Hardy tee. When the cast was told about the ad campaign, they were really surprised to learn that the Ninja Turtles had also been painters. More »

Has The Mystery Of ‘Mona Lisa’ Been Solved? 5 Contemporary Figures Who Could Have Been Leonardo’s Model

Has The Mystery Of 'Mona Lisa' Been Solved? 5 Contemporary Figures Who Could Have Been Leonardo's Model

The latest theory about the world’s most mysterious painting is that the famously enigma-lipped Mona Lisa was actually modeled after a man! Leonardo da Vinci‘s apprentice/lover Salai, to be exact. (Paging Dan Brown!) The claim looks to be supported by other Salai visages that appear in Leonardo’s paintings, but we have a different theory. And it’s that Leonardo travelled to the future, hopped off his time machine in 2011, and modeled Mona Lisa after a contemporary celebrity. Take a look at our gallery to see what we mean. More »