Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’



Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ happening at The Arts House at the Old Parliament from 16 December 2014 to 11 February 2015 .

The highly anticipated “Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ exhibition will be the first public viewing of the painting with all the fascinating surrounding circumstances and evidence which demonstrate its attribution to Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition promises an interactive multi-media experience across nine galleries. Visitors will be given a tablet that allows them to embark on a journey into the world of the Italian Renaissance and immerse themselves in the exciting discovery and authentication process of the painting before coming face-to-face with the masterpiece itself in Singapore’s Old Chambers of Parliament.

The highlights of the nine exhibition galleries are as follows:

Historical Evidence:

Various historical facts – references to two Mona Lisa paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, inconsistencies in documentation about the paintings to the maestro’s regular practice of executing multiple versions of his works on the same subject – all lead to the conclusion that two Mona Lisa paintings must exist.

Discovery of the Century: ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’

How and where the painting was found in England in 1913 and thereafter captivated those who came into contact with it during the 20th Century.

Science & Mathematics:

Conclusive evidence that the materials used were available to Leonardo da Vinci, and that the geometrical principles employed are the same in both versions of the Mona Lisa paintings. Scientific work conducted by Emeritus Professor Asmus of the University of California which scientifically demonstrates that the same hand painted the essential parts of both paintings will also be presented, for the first time, within the exhibition.



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