Maybe we’ll be able to read her smile? Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa may be one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world, and now, an art foundation that shares the famous painting’s name announced Wednesday it has definitive proof the artist painted a similar portrait 10 years earlier. Known as the “Isleworth Mona Lisa,” the newly-authenticated painting is also of a woman with a coy smile, but its larger and has a bolder color palate. Experts who have studied the paintings say the woman in the Isleworth version is in her 20s, while the well-known Mona Lisa is in her 30s.
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