One of art's biggest mysteries may have been solved

The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world. She's been attacked with soup and is a popular subject for AI art tomfoolery, but we remain captivated by the 500-year-old painting today.

Just as mysterious as the model's enigmatic smile is the landscape in the background. There have been plenty of theories about where Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, but we may finally have the most convincing.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.