In a shocking discovery, a previously unknown cache of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings has been found that depicts the Mona Lisa in a far more disturbing light than the iconic work of art is typically seen.
The paintings, which are believed to date back to the early 1500s, show the Mona Lisa with rats, slugs, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, and other repulsive creatures.
The discovery of these paintings has sent shockwaves through the art world, and has led to calls for a reassessment of Leonardo da Vinci’s legacy. Many experts are now wondering if these paintings reveal a dark side to the artist that was previously hidden.
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated artists in history, and the Mona Lisa is one of his most famous works.
But these new paintings suggest that there may be more to Leonardo da Vinci than meets the eye, possibly because he was influenced by the dark and grotesque world that he saw around him.
In particular, the presence of snakes and rats in these paintings may be a reflection of the artist’s own fears and anxieties.
What do you think of these new paintings? Do they change your opinion of Leonardo da Vinci?