Mona Lisa medical diagnosis
According to some specialists (physicians, dentists, surgeons, ophthalmologists) – Mona Lisa medical diagnosis includes strabismus, hemiatrophy, discrepancy, congenital idiocy, diseases of the spine, excess of cholesterol in the blood, alopecia, lack of teeth. On the “Mona Lisa” or “Portrait of Mrs. Lisa del Giocondo,” Leonardo da Vinci allegedly worked 16 years, from 1503 to 1519. Some experts believe that the painting remained unfinished. According to the most popular version, it captures Lisa Gherardini – the third wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a cloth merchant from Florence.
Current opinion is that the Mona Lisa is the perfection and her smile is beautiful mystery. However, the results of research make some experts agree with the art critic Akim Volynsky, who at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, wrote: “Something painful degenerate emanates from the person, and it’s felt that this woman has a hidden illnesses.” Her famous smile, said Volynsky – “is a fixed grimace, unpleasant, annoying, giving the whole face of the Mona Lisa, in its general ugliness, the shade of a peculiar deformity, unprecedented in the art, either before or after Leonardo da Vinci … Grim genius soars above this portrait. Despite the bright spring colors of the landscape, the Mona Lisa seems to come out of the dark dungeon.”
Smile. According to American art critic and simultaneously dentist Joseph Borkowski, the heroine of the portrait, judging by the expression on her face, lost a lot of teeth. Studying enlarged photographs of masterpiece Borkowski also found scars around her mouth. “She” smiles “because of what’s happened to her – said the expert. – Her expression is typical for people who have lost their front teeth.”
Hands. Professor Jean-Jacques Comtet, a specialist in hand microsurgery, and Greppi, therapist dealing with diseases of the spine, believes that the right hand in the portrait of Leonardo is not based on the left. It’s just resting on her lifeless. “Either because of cramps – explains Greppi – or because it is shorter than the other. I have met people with the same defect. We believe that we are talking about hemiatrophy (reduction in size) of the right half of the body. ”
Fingers. Danish physician Finn Becker Christensen drew attention to their discrepancy, which, in his opinion, is one of the signs of congenital idiocy. This is also evidenced by the very prominent forehead. He also calls attention to that right side of her face – Mona Lisa smiles and grimaces on left side. This asymmetry is evidence of serious irregularities in the emotional sphere.
Nodule between the left eyelid and nose, according to the Canadian physician and historian Claude Shinpel says that Lisa Gherardini was suffering from an excess of cholesterol in the blood – evidence of malnutrition. A Sicilian professor of pathological anatomy Vito Franco of the University of Palermo states that he spotted clear signs of the condition around Mona Lisa’s left eye as well as evidence of a lipoma, a fatty-tissue tumor, on her right hand.
Mona Lisa missing eyebrows. Usually this is due to the fashion of the time to pull out the hair above the eyes and on the forehead, but American doctors Leon Goldman and Allen Wordwell believe that the Mona Lisa was suffering from alopecia – partial loss of hair on the body and head.
Eyes. According to English ophthalmologist Clive Clive Novis, Mona Lisa’s look is not focused, to put it simply, she suffered from strabismus.