Art-lover Harold Jarrold from Norfolk had a shock on his recent visit to The Louvre when he took a picture of the Mona Lisa on his iPhone.
"I thought I was just taking a photo for my collection but I must have scanned it by mistake. Straightaway the phone saved the name and address of the artist in my contacts. There was even a link to a painting of an aerial view showing where he must have lived."
"Next thing, an email arrives, all in Italian. I asked a schoolteacher I know, who says it's an advert for a flick-book. The 'How it was painted' animation starts with preliminary sketches then has advice on preparing the canvas, grinding pigment and getting the eyes to follow you. I tried to buy a copy but not surprisingly, it came up out of stock as the bookshop no longer exists.
But what's more annoying is that I'm now getting texts from a model calling herself Moaning Lisa, offering me services of a sexual nature. I tried replying STOP without any luck. What's Italian for STOP?