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Quote of the Day:
"Can we change the world? No, but hell, we can all try."
Fact of the Day:
Florentine artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) took his favorite painting, the "Mona Lisa" (1503-1506, Louvre, Paris), everywhere with him. One of the most celebrated portraits ever painted, it is also known as "La Gioconda," after the presumed name of the woman's husband. Although there have been many theories about the origin of the inexplicable smile on the woman's face, it was probably just the result of Leonardo's interest in natural "chiaroscuro" (the effect of light and shadow on the subject).