Who was Mona Lisa in Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous Masterpiece and Why Does She Have No Eyebrows?

Although it’s known as the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting was originally titled La Giaconda.

Painted on wood, it’s a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine merchant.

X-rays reveal that Leonardo sketched three different poses before settling on the final design.

The painting of Lisa has no eyebrows because it was the fashion of the time for women to shave them off.

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