Remains of Model For Mona Lisa May Have Been Found in Italian Convent

From Sri Lanka the Sunday Observer reports that archaeologists may have uncovered the remains of Lisa Gherardini, better known as the woman who posed for the Mona Lisa. The remains are being recovered from beneath the floor of a convent in Florence, Italy. Lisa Gherardini, known as Lisa del Giocondo in Italy, became a nun after her husband’s death […]

Stolen Matisse Recovered in Miami

Reports say a painting by Matisse stolen almost a decade ago has been recovered by the FBI in Miami. The painting, the 1925 “Odalisque in Red Pants” was swapped for a reproduction at the Sofia Imber Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas, Venezuela. FBI agents posing as art collectors are said to have recovered the painting at the Loews Hotel in […]