Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mona Lurks in the Kitchen

In 1911, an Italian workman stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Two years later, with great fanfare, she was returned from Italy -- where he had been keeping her in his house. Many Mona Lisa parodies and sketches spun off from this event. The artist Gary Kelly painted this imagined view of Mona Lisa in the kitchen of the thief.

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