AI restores image of ‘Mona Lisa’ and reveals details that time has hidden

Leonardo da Vinci painted the ‘Mona Lisa’ around 1503, making it one of the most iconic paintings in history.

Realist work, as part of a story, has also been affected by the brief passage of time, even though there are numerous efforts to preserve it.

The identity of the woman depicted in the painting remains shrouded in mystery, and the peculiar, faded background makes it difficult to determine where the painting was created.

The enigmatic smile of the ‘Mona Lisa’ continues to intrigue historians who do everything they can to understand any tiny hidden detail in the work.

That’s why the Daily Star portal decided to intervene in the effect of time, using an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to restructure the Renaissance work and bring it back to the moment when da Vinci finished painting it.

AI restored Mona Lisa to originality

The Daily Star turned to Midjourney to reimagine how the painting would have been seen by the artist himself. The analysis takes place during the anniversary of a historical examination of the work.

Many historians suggest that the backdrop represents an imaginary vision of an idealized landscape, and the AI-generated version offers no clarity on this issue.

Intricate swirling lines create an aesthetic that appears to belong to a futuristic world rather than representing a recognizable earthly landscape.

AI recomposes painting of the ‘Mona Lisa’ – Image: Reproduction

When looking closely at the work, on the left, a spire-like structure appears, absent in the original art. The function of this structure, as part of a building or setting element, remains unclear.

On the other hand, the bridge on the right is clearer, leading some to suggest that it could be inspired by a bridge located in Tuscany.

In the foreground, Mona Lisa’s curly hair becomes more prominent, and her fingers seem to have a slightly different proportion.

What time has left hidden, artificial intelligence gave rise to a new appearance. In general, it is interesting to note that the details are barely visible in the original work.

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