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The Mona Lisa

Thirty-one years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Giorgio Vasari wrote Leonardo’s biography, from which the famous painting got its name: The Mona Lisa — or, as it’s known in Italian, La Gioconda, and in French La Joconde. Before Vasari, the painting had been referred to as “a certain Florentine lady.” Later, in the collection at…

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