Leonardo da Vinci may have invented 3-D image with ‘Mona Lisa’

By Erika Engelhaupt, 16:49 PM April 30, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci was, to put it mildly, a smart guy. He was an inventor and scientist as well as an artist, and he took a special interest in finding ways to realistically render three-dimensional forms on a flat canvas. And now, a pair of researchers say that in the early 1500s he might have created the world’s first 3-D image.

Even more surprising: It’s the Mona Lisa.

Or to be more exact, it’s both the Mona Lisa you know, in the Louvre, and a copy housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid. Resear...

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