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You're reading: Digital Tonto: The Mona Lisa Code

We usually view her in simulated form, but, when seen at the Louvre, up close and in person, she takes on a completely new significance. It seems as if every brushstroke is infused with essence and meaning.

The centuries old masterpiece and the digitized (and often satirized) versions stand side by side in our minds eye. The digital Mona Lisa, of course, is not made up of brushstrokes, but code and, as we shall see, that makes all the difference.

Complexity is something we usually admire (except, of course, in our significant others). What’s striking about the original Mona Lisa is the intricate detail that makes it a unique work of art. It is that complexity of detail that never makes it into the more widely dispersed verions.

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