Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.
There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.
It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish.
THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS
Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.
Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together.
this continues to be the best reply to a criticizing comment on this site
i only have like 5 bookmarks but for some reason this was one of them
I like it when cats settle down and it looks like they don’t have any limbs
…and if you ever wondered what they look like from underneath when doing that:
This is important
"Don’t kid yourself" would be a great slogan for birth control pills
This is the story of the worst day of my life. The time I got sun stroke.
You could say this video was a STROKE of genius!!!
So, the music that’s playing when Sam is watching Amelia through the window in 8x09 is the exact same music that’s playing when Dean is watching Cas through the window in 9x06
Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.
stick it to the man, Squid.
if anyone ever tells you that hawkeye is not important tell them that he is the only character who is a member of both the avengers and the justice league and walk away
but justice league is DC…?
Yep yep yep
This is JLA/Avengers by Kurt Busiek and George Perez, and it’s one of my favorite stories ever.
when you like someone and you can’t tell if they like you back