Louvre Gives 'Mona Lisa' A Lighting Makeover
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And today's last word in business is a more flattering light.
The Louvre in Paris has just unveiled sophisticated LED lighting for the "Mona Lisa."
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
They want to bring out her coloring the way Leonardo da Vinci might have seen her.
SOPHIE LEMONNIER: (French spoken)
WERTHEIMER: Sophie Lemonnier, director of architecture at the Louvre, says the spotlight creates a more uniform intensity over the painting.
MONTAGNE: She did admit the LED lighting was more expensive for the museum, though one could say seeing Mona Lisa's smile in a new light: priceless.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
WERTHEIMER: And I'm Linda Wertheimer.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MONA LISA")
NAT KING COLE: (Singing) Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you. You're so like the lady with the mystic smile.
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