Ever wondered where was Mona Lisa painted? This Geologist may have your answer

Lecco, in Italy, may have served as the painting's background, according to a Renaissance art historian and geologist.

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The long-standing enigma concerning the origins of the Mona Lisa might have been resolved after centuries of conjecture. Ann Pizzorusso, a Renaissance art historian and geologist, believes she has solved the puzzle and settled the long-running argument. Ever since Leonardo Da Vinci's brush first touched the canvas, people have been captivated by the painting's history. Many have questioned if the background was a real location in Italy or an imagined picture over the years.

The probe has been on for a long time now

After a thorough investigation, Pizzorusso proposes that the charming Italian town of Lecco, which is located close to the shores of Lake Como, may be the potential site. Pizzorusso draws attention to the parallels between the bridge depicted in the artwork and the ancient Azzone Visconti bridge in Lecco, which dates back to the fourteenth century.

Pizzorusso acknowledges that concentrating just on the bridge is insufficient. Prior to this, some historians have suggested that the backdrop could originate from the similarly named towns of Bobbio or Arezzo. The geologist does point out that the rocks in Lecco are limestone, which is why Leonardo painted the picture in a gray-white hue. This element, according to her, is essential because it blends in well with Lecco's surroundings. Pizzorusso goes on to say that Lecco is an ideal fit because neither Bobbio nor Arezzo have a lake.

The geologist had this to say

Ann Pizzorusso said in an interview with The Guardian, "I am quite happy about this. It seems like a real home run to me. In Europe and Italy, arched bridges were commonplace, and many of them shared a striking comparable appearance. From a bridge alone, an exact location cannot be determined. Nobody discusses the geology; everyone is talking about the bridge. Geology is not studied by ecologists, just as paintings are not studied by art historians. Leonardo is believed to have always used his imagination by art historians, but show this image to any geologist and they will tell you the same thing about Lecco. Now, even a non-geologist may recognize the parallels.

The curious dialry of Ann Pizzorusso

In order to conduct research on the Mona Lisa painting, Ann Pizzorusso traveled to Lecco and emulated Leonardo Da Vinci. According to historical accounts, Da Vinci devoted most of his time to studying the northern regions of the Italian town. Michael Daley, the director of ArtWatch UK, commended Pizzorusso's research in the meantime. Although there has been much discussion among art historians regarding the painting's location, her study is noteworthy and precise. Daley said that she presented convincing proof of Leonardo's presence in Lecco, including the backdrop painting of the bridge. Pizzorusso will present her research this weekend in Lecco at a geology conference.