Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is once again puzzling those who decide to take a deeper look at the mysterious painting, but one man thinks he may have discovered animal images within it, according to MSNBC.
Keir Simmons reports from London that a Rochester, New York, man Ron Piccirillo discovered what seems to be an ape's face and a lion head in the painting when he turned it on its side. The art historian said he was reading from da Vinci's notebooks, and noticed that da Vinci referenced these animals, according to MSNBC.
"I call it an accidental discovery," Piccirillo said. He told MSNBC that he was confused as to why no one else had noticed the images in the painting before.
In London, art historian Martin Kemp sees things differently. "There is deeper meaning in his paintings but there are not kind of hidden objects, not some kind of visual puzzle," he said.
The "Mona Lisa" is on display at the Louvre in Paris and it is up to those who see it up close to decide if it has hidden images in it, or to let the painting remain a mystery.