Today in 2013, I started up Ottawa Daily Photo. Six years are done, and so begins Year Seven.
Several detail points of the Mona Lisa were blown up and displayed for this exhibit at the Canada Science And Technology Museum, such as the hands, the eyes, or the smile. I chose to focus on the hands.
Cotte used the Layer Amplification Method for his analysis to peer beneath the layers of the painting. It is generally thought that the painting is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Leonardo's patron.
The portrait with pearls is thought to be the second layer after the draft portrait in Cotte's analysis. It includes details not in the final painting.
The third layer is that of Gherardini herself.
And then there's the painting we know today, the final Mona Lisa, with different takes on her- as we see her now, in black and white, and in original colour.