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Local author, self-described art detective finds clues in Leonardo da Vinci's artwork

June 20, 2019 05:07 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local author and self-described art detective has a new book out with a very interesting story to tell.

It’s called “Solving Mona Lisa: The Discovery of My Life.”

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Ron Piccirillo told Rochester in Focus host Brennan Somers about how years ago, while examining Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, he came across images of animal heads secretly hiding in the painting in a type of optical illusion da Vinci was known to invent.

This sent Piccirillo off to find other hidden clues throughout da Vinci's art that no one had ever noticed before.

The book is available to purchase on Amazon

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Brennan Somers

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