Mona Lisa's Mystery

Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile has long challenged viewers: what is she thinking? What is her secret? But if you're like many people, you might not have noticed the other mystery in the painting--Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

While digging through our old query files, I found both the question: why doesn't she have eybrows?--and the answer.

Apparently, the fashion at the time da Vinci painted the mysterious noblewoman was for both men and women to pluck their eyebrows completely. This is why Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. Mystery solved. Now if only we could know what she is smiling about...


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