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June 01, 2006

Mona Lisa shout out


Acoustics expert, Matsumi Suzuki has produced a simulation of the Mona Lisa's voice (and Leonardo's as well).

Dr Matsumi Suzuki, who generally uses his skills to help with criminal investigations, measured the face and hands of Leonardo da Vinci's famous 16th century portrait to estimate her height at 168 cm and create a model of her skull.

"Once we have that, we can create a voice very similar to that of the person concerned," Suzuki told Reuters in an interview at his Tokyo office last week. "We have recreated the voices of a lot of famous people that were very close to the real thing and have been used in film dubbing."

""I am the Mona Lisa. My true identity is shrouded in mystery," she says. One mystery being how this mediocre effort became what is surely the most over-rated portrait in history.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 1, 2006 09:57 AM


Testing, testing... have we got comments back yet?

Posted by: Dean Esmay [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2006 12:11 AM

Oh thank God. :-)

Posted by: Dean Esmay [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 2, 2006 12:11 AM

And for what is that good?

Posted by: Welt-Blick [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2006 09:09 PM

Well... I think it is a neat idea even if the portrait is unexceptional. If I thought this process was credible there are plenty of voices I would like to hear; Marcus Aurelius, say.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2006 01:34 AM