On October 19, 2007, the news circled the globe that photographer/inventor Pascal Cotte had succeeded in photographing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at a resolution of 240 million pixels, eight times higher than any professional camera to date. His breakthrough images brought to light never-before-seen elements that have forever altered our knowledge of the world’s most famous painting.
With exclusive access to Cotte’s photographs and technique, as well as analysis from the world’s leading experts, we see for the first time that da Vinci may actually have painted his model with eyebrows and lashes — just one of 25 incredible secrets this fascinating documentary reveals.
The DVD includes a bonus feature called The 26 Secrets of Mona Lisa that reveals all 25 secrets and ends with the announcement of the 26th secret, which is only found on this DVD. It appears that in 1911, an Italian house painter stole the painting from the Louvre Museum. Did he leave his mark on the Mona Lisa? Find out in this intriguing exposé!
Directed by Caroline Cocciardi.
DVD. 56 minutes.