Mr del Giocondo has just returned after attending a meeting. He is
(There's a knock on the door, and Mr del Giocondo enters).
Leonardo: Ar, good timing.
Mr del Giocondo: So, how did we get on?
Leonardo: Almost done (Leonardo turns the easel and painting to face the audience).
Mr del Giocondo: (Surprised) Oh!
Leonardo: I feel I've captured her… um, “beauty,” very well.
Mr del Giocondo: (Reveals painting to the audience by placing it on the opposite side of the easel, showing a perfect reproduction of the Mona Lisa). Dear Leonardo… this is really quite… quite… I’m almost lost for words… It's… horrible!
Mr del Giocondo: Mmm. Look, this is just another… boring portrait. Where's the… inner beauty?
Leonardo: What about the smile?
Mr del Giocondo: That's not a smile. Here I'll show you what a smile looks like…
(He picks up a brush
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