Paris, France-- A radical new interpretation of the Mona Lisa may have just solved the enigma of her famous smile. The secret, say art historians, is in the eyes. The Mona Lisa was stoned when she sat for her famous portrait by da Vinci. Art historians believe she probably smoked 'about 10 bong hits'.
The new results are based on an X-Ray taken of the Mona Lisa's eyes. Da Vinci first painted them bright red, in 1503, but then changed them to white in 1519. Da Vinci also originally had the Mona Lisa surrounded in a fog of gray marijuana smoke, but he also updated that.
Renaissance scholars say marijuana smoking was very common in the early 1500's, especially in Italy. A very unusual mutation of the marijuana created something called 'Medici Mowie Zowie Weed' was smoked, especially after dinner. The Mona Lisa probably smoked a joint and did the bong hits, before she sat down for da Vinci.
The name 'Mona' is also slang for 'Stoner' or 'Weed Head' in late-Medeival Italian. Da Vinci wanted everyone to know that 'Mona' was stoned.
Art historians also noted the 'Mona Lisa' is best appreciated while the viewer is stoned. Da Vinci intended the 'Mona Lisa' to appeal to stoners throughout all the ages.