MONA LISA a familar sound

A high-tech museum featuring talking paintings is proving popular among school groups in South Korea. The Alive Gallery in Seoul features 62 interactive, virtual renditions of world famous works ranging from Mona Lisa to The Last Supper.

A Japanese acoustics expert has given a voice to the smiling woman in Leonardo da Vinci's famous 16th century portrait, The Mona Lisa. Dr. Matsumi Suzuki, who usually works on criminal investigations, took measurements of the Mona Lisa's face and hands to create a model of her skull. Suzuki said the lower part of the face is wide and her chin is pointed. Suzuki says that means she had a relatively low voice with mid-pitch tones. Suzuki then hired an Italian woman to add intonation to the created voice.

You can hear the Mona Lisa say "I am the Mona Lisa. My true identity is shrouded in mystery."


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