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CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (UPDATED Season 1, Episode 1) PART ONE

CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (UPDATED Season 1, Episode 1) PART ONE

This is a rebroadcast of our first episode, which originally aired on August 10, 2016.  We’ve updated it with new details, music, and our beloved ArtCurious theme— and, per your suggestion, we have split it into two parts for easier listening. Here’s the first half. Enjoy!

The inaugural episode of the ArtCurious Podcast explores the world's most famous work of art: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal? Host Jennifer Dasal uncovers the story of the Mona Lisa from its creation in the 16th century through its 1911 theft and to its current status as untouchable superstar, breaking down the strange stories and rumors swirling around it.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Logo by Dave Rainey. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.

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Additional Music

"Action" by Monplaisir is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal; "Phase 3" by Xylo-Ziko is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Transformations II" by David Hilowitz is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Birthright" by Audiobinger is licensed under BY-NC 4.0. Ad Music: "My Algo2" by Yan Terrian is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Jingle Jazz" by Quantum Jazz is licensed under BY-SA 3.0.

   

Links and further resources

CNN.com: And the World's Top Museum Is...

The Louvre's Page on the Mona Lisa

Saturday Evening Post: 100 Years Ago: The Mastermind Behind the Mona Lisa Theft

CNN.com: Did the Nazis Also Steal the Mona Lisa?

Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)

Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)