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Mona Lisa is considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • A replica of the Mona Lisa will go on sale this week in Paris
  • It is expected to raise up to 300,000 euros ($365,000)
  • The painting is known as the "Mona Lisa Hekking", named after Raymond Hekking

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
World Art Day is celebrated on April 15, every year. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • World Art Day was first celebrated in 2012
  • Famed Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452
  • "In times of crises we need culture and artist more than ever," tweeted UNESCO

.Paris, France
Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi is considered world's most expensive painting. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The Salvator Mundi was bought for $450 million by the Saudi royal family 
  • Filmmaker Antoine Vitkine claims that Da Vinci only 'contributed' in the painting
  • Vitkine’s documentary on the painting is due to release on French TV this week