Right: the Mona Lisa, regarded as the world's most famous painting. A hand injury to Leonardo da Vinci may explain why his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is unfinished, experts say. New research suggests the great Renaissance figure experienced major nerve damage in his right hand after falling at some point during his life.
The smile of the Mona Lisa may seem enigmatic because she is, in fact, a blend of many different emotions. A computer analysis of the Renaissance masterpiece has found that she is 83 per cent happy, 9 per cent disgusted, 6 per cent fearful and 2 per cent angry. Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous portrait has been scrutinised by a software programme or algorithm designed to tease apart the different emotions behind a facial expression.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous portrait in the world, but now some are speculating that the woman with the inscrutable smile may not be a woman after all. They are suggesting that the Mona Lisa may be a self-portrait, da Vinci in drag. Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage, a leading association of scientists and art historians, is undertaking the investigation.
That is amazing. How they did that is slightly tricky, so here's some quick background. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is orbiting the Moon. NASA scientists want to see if long-distance communication to space is possible with lasers, and the LRO is tracked by laser, unlike other orbiters, which use radio waves.
By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline. Mona Lisa may not be as pretty as many art lovers like to think, according to research pioneered by the ancient Greeks. Her enigmatic smile may have bewitched critics and fans alike since but she is only third on the list of the most beautiful women in art.
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Samsung's AI research laboratory in Moscow has used deepfake technology to animate one of the world's most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. A paper on the breakthrough appears online at arXivin which this creation is described as "realistic neural talking head models. Previous deepfakes have required a large number of images of the person being animated.