Beginning of the copy of “Monnalisa” Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci

Today I started to prepare the plywood multilayer in original size 77×53 cm for the creation of a copy / studio of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Monnalisa” or Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci.

I have occasionally found this copy about the same age as Leonardo did it from 1503 to about 52 years.

tavola in pioppo per Monnalisa

tavola in pioppo per Monnalisa

For the realization I will draw on photos of the original (very ruined) and of Monnalisa called “Prado” (named after the museum where it resides) whose author is perhaps Salai, that is Caprotti or the Melzi who were pupils and co-habitants Leonardo and that being better kept will help me recover lost details from the original. the copy of the Prado is very reliable since the X-rays confirmed the same modifications that in time have undergone the original, a testimony that indicates that the two tables were made at the same time and modified over time as they were gyms for continuous technical training and lyric.

Gioconda di Leonardo da Vinci 1503–1506

Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci 1503–1506


Gioconda del Prado o di Madrid (Pittore leonardesco anonimo ) 1503–1516

Gioconda of Prado or Madrid (Anonymous Leonard Painter) 1503-1516

About Sandro Ferrucci

– Sandro Ferrucci was born in Pisa in 1965. Artistic maturity obtained in 1983 at the Liceo Artistico Firenze 1 (today Leon Battista Alberti) with the masters Arrigo Dreoni, Gianni Cacciarini(in turn, student of Pietro Annigoni), Bruno Rosai (nephew of Ottone Rosai), Paolo Lauri, Maurizio Mariani, Franco Lastraioli, Mario Agostini and Art historian Piero Adorno. Considered “too academic” already in school and personally in contrast to the “poetics of art” advocated by Adorno, derived from his studies also by a vision favored by his own high-born origins (his mother at a young age was a private student of Painter Giovanni Fattori), takes the drastic decision: “Art is not for me” While continuing to have the utmost respect and esteem for Adorno and his vast culture not only in art history but also in music, and of which I have always admired and envied dialectics. Since then he has been working in the field of communication, graphics and silk screening, and still directs his own advertising agency with custom embroidery labs and digital prints of small and large format and professional photography. Taken from a frenetic life where besides work he is engaged in amateur activities such as: guitar, violin, football (soccer), cycling on the road, sailing, mountaineering and climbing, he misses only the inspiration and the time to paint. In 2017 she became grandfather for the first time and perhaps mature enough to inspire her own pictorial production. Still playing soccer … but as a player has always been worth it!