Mona Lisa copy reveals new detail
A painting thought to be the earliest replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been discovered at Madrid's Prado Museum.
The Prado said it did not realise its significance until a recent restoration revealed hidden layers.
The artwork features the same female figure, but had been covered over with black paint and varnish.
The painting is thought to have been created by one of Leonardo's students alongside the 16th century original.
Source: BBC News
hidden (adj) -
a layer -
a thriving business -
to hang (a painting) -
cracked (adj) -
enticing (adj) -
landscape (n) -
the backround -
to lead sb to stg -
to carry out -
findings (n) -
to allow -
" It actually makes her look much younger" (than she is)
We use "much" before comparatives, when there is a big difference between the two things that we are comparing.
- My English is much better than this time last year.
- He is much more handsome than his brother.
- I have travelled much further than her.
Write some examples of your own with much + comparative.
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa
Men have named you
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only cause you're lonely
They have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile
Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art