Cosimo and the Watch, Leonardo’s Fingerprint, and Mona Lisa’s Smile

Art experts at the Science Museum think they may have found the world’s oldest painting to feature a watch in a hitherto unknown picture of a member of the influential Medici family.

Read the story here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/6349023/Science-Museum-unearths-unknown-portrait-of-Medici-lord.html

Meanwhile, A previously unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci potentially worth tens of millions of pounds is thought to have been discovered thanks to a fingerprint.

Find out more here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/6309942/Leonardo-da-Vinci-picture-worth-millions-revealed-by-a-fingerprint.html

Thanks to Robin for alerting me to these!

The New Scientist
has revealed the secret behind the Mona Lisa’s famous expression. Leonardo knew exactly what he was doing when he created the dynamic portrait. Read the story here:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18019-mona-lisas-smile-a-mystery-no-more.html.

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