Back to back: Dutch expo reveals art's surprising side

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz attends the presentation of the Mauritshuis' museum new exhibition 'Verso', in The HagueFor centuries many have pondered what lies behind the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile, but it was more of a rhetorical question. In a unique and quirky Dutch exhibition, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz displays about 15 painstakingly recreated exact reproductions of the backs of some of the world’s most famous paintings. The paintings looking shockingly exposed, their backs bared, and visitors to the exhibition at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague could be forgiven for thinking they have accidentally wandered into a storage room.

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