Mona Lisa - The Unvarnished Truth

While the Musee du Louvre prepares to rehouse its star exhibit in a purpose-built room, Louisa Buck peels away the layers of grime and myth obscuring the murky portrait.

What does she really look like, what do we really know about her, and why have so many artists tried to imitate her, abuse her or make her their own?

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While the Musee du Louvre prepares to rehouse its star exhibit in a purpose-built room, Louisa Buck peels away the layers of grime and myth obscuring the murky portrait.

What does she really look like, what do we really know about her, and why have so many artists tried to imitate her, abuse her or make her their own?