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originally posted by: toms54
a reply to: watersabove
Would not surprise me too much if we someday learn Mona Lisa was stolen and replaced with a forgery - maybe more than once.
originally posted by: paraphi
Mandela Effect = Excuse to cover-up a poor memory, or a incorrect impression of the past.
The Mona Lisa has not changed, even if there are myriad good/bad versions to fool a memory.
Posted byu/Olieng 2 months ago
How I remembered the Mona Lisa.
Hi I'm a professional graphic designer and I stumbled on the Mandela effect and thought it was interesting. While I attributed most of them with false memory, I came across the Mona Lisa where someone claimed "Mona Lisa never had a smile or smirk", I thought to myself, that's right she never did.
So I went straight to Google images and searched "The Mona Lisa" the first picture showed up which was it's Wikipedia, I clicked on it to get a full-sized view and the hairs on my arm stood up. It seriously looked like someone went into Photoshop and liquidfy her face to make her smile/smirk. It just doesn't look like how I remembered it, also I never even seen her with a veil on, The Mona Lisa really fascinated me before and I would watch lots of Documentaries on it.
She was always depicted as a mysterious person to the point they wonder if it was a self-portrait of Leonardo Di Vinci himself. To me she always had a blank, unexpressive and enigmatic face. No smile! In fact the one I see smirking now, gives me the creeps! Haha.
So I downloaded the photo and got to work to try and depict how I remembered her.
First off I never remember her wearing a veil so I Photoshoped it off.
Then I had to get rid of her smirk, I had to first adjust it just enough to were she's no longer smirking, then get rid of the indentations on the side of her lips cause by her smirk.
What's weird is that the area around her mouth is very smooth almost as if it was airbrushed compared to the rest of her face which depicts artwork aging. It looks very strange so I added the same old texture that's on her forehead to her mouth region.
And on the below link is what I came up with. On the left side is The real Mona Lisa, on the right side is my rendition. This maybe is just all of us having some false memory but I cannot get this one out of my head, especially for someone who studied the Mona Lisa and loves art.
Your thoughts? Please keep the conversation civil.