Thursday, February 03, 2011

And In Other News Which Isn't News

This story is making the rounds now, that an art historian is making the startling claim that the model for the Mona Lisa was actually a man.

And I would probably be saying, "Whoa, that really is startling," if it weren't for the fact that, when I visited the Louvre over 30 years ago, the tour guide said exactly the same thing as if it were a long-established fact, and even pointed us to the other painting featuring the same model, hanging in the same gallery.

This is news?

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