Keyword: Mona Lisa

Scientific expert threatens Louvre with legal action over Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

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Expert Pascal Cotte during the digitisation project on the 'Mona Lisa' in 2004. © DR Expert Pascal Cotte during the digitisation project on the 'Mona Lisa' in 2004. © DR

Pascal Cotte, a French scientist who has written several studies and two books on the 'Mona Lisa', and who has digitised several works by Leonardo da Vinci, has accused the Louvre Museum of “parasitism” in relation to his work. Cotte claims that in its major exhibition on the artist, which ends on February 24th, the Paris museum has not credited his discoveries and ground-breaking work on the artist and his most famous painting. Karl Laske reports.

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