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The Secrets of the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa: bewitching, seductive, world famous. In the minds of millions, she is the ultimate work of art. Yet behind the enigmatic smile, she remains a mystery, fuelling endless speculation and theories.

But is that all about to change? Is the world's most famous painting finally giving up its secrets?

Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, this landmark film uses new evidence to investigate the truth behind her identity and where she lived. It decodes centuries-old documents and uses state-of-the-art technology that could unlock the long-hidden truths of history's most iconic work of art.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Jul 2017 06:00


Role Contributor
PresenterAndrew Graham-Dixon
ProducerIan Leese
DirectorIan Leese
Executive ProducerMalcolm Brinkworth
ParticipantPascal Cotte
ParticipantElisabetta Gnignera
ParticipantMartin Kemp
ParticipantGiuseppe Pallanti
ParticipantJohn Asmus
ParticipantJean Pierre Isbouts
ParticipantChiara Matteucci
Production CompanyBrinkworth Films

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