Da vinci’s alleged stolen painting

Experts at the Louvre have speculated that the charcoal drawing, known as the Mona Vana wasn’t drawn by Leonardo da vinci, despite its striking resemblance to the infamous Mona lisa.

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The nude ‘Mona lisa’

Experts had written the charcoal drawing as another artist who did similar work to Da Vinci, in the same time, due to the speculation that the drawing was done by a right handed artist.

Which crossed Da vinci out as the person who created mona Vana, as Leonardo was famously left handed. But new analysis say that the nude Mona Lisa was in fact drawn by a left handed person which begs the question.

Did Da Vinci create this drawing?

If not why would anyone draw the same woman as Leonardo.

Lastly who is this woman? and is she really Mona Lisa or just a look alike?

Dr Deldicque took it upon himself to spend several months looking further into these speculations. He also contacted other specialists and historians to help him with his investigation, which was conducted in a laboratory, located under the Louvre.

After deep investigation and analysis they came to the conclusion, that the Mona Vanda drawing was a sketch for an oil painting that hadn’t been completed.

But despite the uncanny resemblance to the Mona Lisa and the fact that both the drawing and the painting have a hole, that align together. It can be deemed that the Mona Vanda was possibly used as a way to trace the Mona Lisa onto its canvas.

Even though Dr Deldicque wouldn’t bet his money on the drawing being 100% Leonardo Da vinci’s. “We want to be serious and scientific about this,” Deldicque said earlier this week.

Dr Deldicque also said “The quality of the drawing, both to the naked eye and under imaging analysis” shows the work of an exceptional hand.

But experts cannot be “absolutely certain (it was by Leonardo) and we may never be,”

In conclusion despite the various investigations and analysis we will truly never know who the Mona Vanda belonged to, despite it still being under Da Vinci’s name as his.

What do you think? Do You think these two resemble each other in anyway?

Do you think it belongs to Leonardo Da Vinci?

First Hijabi Swimwear Model

21 Year old Somali-American Model is set to make history with the new Sports Illustrated issue.

The magazine who are mainly known for their Sultry issues has taken a turn for the better which is one for the books.

Halima Aden who was the first Hijabi Muslim runway model has always used her voice to speak on issues within the Muslim community and has also used it to create opportunities for others.

She along with Photographer( Yu Tsai) for the editorial, had travelled to her Birthplace of Kenya where she began opening up more about her childhood.

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“I keep thinking [back] to six-year-old me who, in this same country, was in a refugee camp,” she told the publication.

“To grow up to live the American dream [and] to come back to Kenya and shoot for SI in the most beautiful parts of Kenya – I don’t think that’s a story that anybody could make up.” she tells the interviewer.

She made a bold statement by modelling in places that many of them from the Islamic community experienced Islamophobia. Where there was a time that several of the french cities the Burkini was banned so this is her form of setting a new norm.

For models, appearing in a Sports Illustrated magazine it is seen as reaching the pinnacle of your career. In the past it has boosted the credibility of models within the industry and was also only an opportunity given to women of a certain stature and or race.

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The swimsuit editor expressed great gratitude for Halima by saying the following

“We believe beauty knows no boundaries,” said SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day. “I admire Halima, and I consider her an inspirational human for what she has decided to use her platform for and her work with Unicef as an ambassador. She is, in my opinion, one of the great beauties of our time, not only outside but inside. When we met, I was instantaneously taken by her intelligence, enthusiasm and authenticity.”

I think its important that more and more brands include more diversity within their editorials and so on because being different is the beauty within the world.

Brazil’s Runway Death

Male model Tales Soares dies on stage during Brazilian Fashion week.

On Saturday 27th April the model Tales was walking the runway when he unexpectedly took a fall in the middle of the runway.

Paramedics were rushed to the scene where the 26 year old model was soon taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

The cause of death is still unknown and the Soares family are still awaiting more information.

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In a statement put out by the Sao Paolo Fashion week organizers about the situation

“SPFW has just received the news of the death of model Tales Soares, who suddenly became ill during the Ocksa show”

Daily Folha de S. Paulo reported that he tripped on his shoelace and fell. According to the paper, people in the crowd initially thought his fall was part of a performance.

His Agency have spoken out about it saying that he never showed any signs to have any heath problems as far as they knew he had a good day to day routine.

Right now it is unclear how this may have happened but as many know being a model comes with many complications along with fatigue and mental health issues that are detrimental to the well being of models.

Two Men Arrested After Two Bodies Discovered in Freezer in Canning Town

Two men have been arrested after two women’s bodies were found in a freezer at a flat in Canning Town East London.

Officers investigating have said two men aged 50 and 34, have been detained following the discovery of the bodies.

Detectives launched a murder enquiry after the gruesome discovery and are still trying to formally identify the deceased.

The remains were found by officers when they were called to Vandome Close, Canning Town.

On Tuesday, 30 April, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

A 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 29 April remains in custody.

There are fears that one of the deceased may be Mary Jane Mustafa, 38, after she vanished mysteriously last May.

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Fears arise as mother of two, Mary Jane Mustafa hasn’t been seen since last May. (© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited)

The last time she had been seen was in May 2018 on her way to the shops with just £3 and her phone in her pocket.

Her older sister told the MailOnline today: “It’s my baby sister… I can’t believe she is dead.”

The owner of the flat in East London is known according to the neighbours as a registered sex offender.

As part of police work to identify the deceased and trace their next of kin, the suspects have been held at a police station in East London.

Following concerns about the welfare of an occupant, police were called to a flat on Friday 26th April.

To help the investigation, police showed photos to the residents to try and help formally identify the deceased.

She was always nice, charming,” said one resident, who added that the woman had a history of drug abuse.

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© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Police at the scene in Newham today (Jeremy Selwyn)

Local councillors were walking around the area near Custom House station to reassure residents and collect facts.

Cllr James Beckles, the cabinet member for crime and community safety said:

“This was a horrific crime and the council is working closely with the police to get to the bottom of it,”

“We’re encouraging residents to provide evidence to police confidentially.”

The discovery of the bodies left nearby residents shaken.

One man who lives in the block and who did not want to be named, said:

“I’m astonished, it’s a little community. We’re all tight-knit around here, everybody knows everybody.”

A spokesperson for the met said: “A crime scene is in place and we would encourage anyone with information about what may have happened at this premises to contact police on 101, quoting CAD 4303/26APR.”.

 

 

 

 

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