Putting the Mo’ on the Mona Lisa….

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, art tours Italy

Mo’ debate has raged about the true identity of Mona Lisa and the meaning behind the painting.

(S)he has also inspired a great stache of songs  (lots & lots  of songs!) and several films.

But what would Leonardo da Vinci think about seeing his portrait depicted with a tash?

It’s actually not the first time that one of the most iconic figures in art has been shown with face-lace.

In 1919, Duchamp cheekily took a black and white postcard of the Mona Lisa and hand drew an elegant little goatee. The art work was titled ‘L.H.O.O.Q.’ – which when you read the letters in French sounds out the phrase for, She has a hot…um, *insert another ‘French’ word here*.

Here are some other seriously silly Mona Lisa memes.


See real Leonardo da Vinci’s artworks with an art expert tour guide, on a skip-the-line tour of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, with a small-group or private Uffizi Gallery tour.

Search for a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, “La battaglia di Anghiari”, lost for over five centuries, as you become part of another great Da Vinci mystery!

Visit  a world-heritage listed landmark with the world’s leading art sleuth to track down the last truly great art mystery.

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