Grotesques | The Hidden Mona Lisa
The Hidden Mona Lisa

A Computer Detective solves the mystery of the identity of the “Real” Mona Lisa
New picture processing techniques are coupled with morphing algorithms, reflectography, ultrasonic Imaging, holography, digital radiography and traditional x-ray to reveal a “hidden” Mona Lisa. Morphing demonstrates the creative-decision making steps Leonardo made in starting with the Isabella, Duchess of Aragon, the first model, and the changes he made using his own features to finally realize the celebrated face we know today. A mini-documentary reveals the step-by-step of the unraveling of the mystery. (7 1/2 min.)