The famous masterpiece Mona Lisa created by the late great Leonardo da Vinci was a true outstanding that really defined the aspect of art. This mysterious woman has numerous minds wondering what she’s thinking and the million dollar question “do her eyes actually follow you?” The context behind the story of this painting is so superior. It’s amazing that the painting was left unfinished after it was lingered for over four years, wasn’t complete. It speaks truth, in small significant details, about life, and shows the expression of unfathomable. The background information of the Mona Lisa stated. Mona Lisa was the wife of Francesco del
Giocondo. Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa in the late 1503 and was unable to finish. This painting is a celebration of their home’s completion. Also, it was a celebration of their second son birth.
This oil on canvas has a cottonwood panel as the surface. The dark colors of the background captivate the darkest in her eyes. The light color on her hands, lips and face; that he spend numerous time on, truly stand out. The shadowing technique that was us...
On July 2nd, 2015, I took a trip the Salvador Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg where they showcased the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit, which included numerous amounts of work that he did over his entire lifespan. Ranging all the way from the Mona Lisa to the Last Supper, Leonardo had a very unique style of portraying his painting, as well as being extremely talented with his blends and bending of multiple colors. Not only was he apart of the famous Renaissance painters who changed the way we looked at Italy, but he was also an extremely intelligent and talented man who has greatly influenced artwork for hundreds of years and will continue for many more generations.
Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most famous artists during the time of the Renaissance, The Mona Lisa for example, was a painting created between 1503 and 1506, it is the most famous painting ever painted. It is a portrait of the young wife of a Florentine silk merchant. It shows a young woman with her famous smile sitting on a balcony high above a landscape.
“The Mona Lisa” is a famous half-length portrait painted by the Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci through the years of 1503 and 1506. It is known as one of the most famous, most written about and most visited works of art. The portrait of Lisa Gherardini was to be displayed in her home in honor of her and Francesco Diocondo’s new son. The Italian word Mona is a respectful way of addressing someone the same way as if you...
As stated by Kloss (2011): “From her first name, Lisa, added to Mona, which is the abbreviated version of "ma Donna," meaning "my lady," we get Mona Lisa-- Lady Lisa, if you will (L20, 14:38). At the age of sixteen she married a silk merchant and politician, Francesco Del Giocondo. Lisa was thought to have sat for Leonardo’s portrait at the age of twenty-four. The portrait was originally called La Giocondo, a proper title after Lisa’s married name, which is Italian for joyous or happy; again speculated by some, to have been the reasoning behind the work’s title, which was eventually called “the Mona
This painting represents the highest artistic achievement of Da Vinci, succeeded in shaping an urban middle-class lady's image in the rising period of capitalism. Her posture in the painting is elegant with subtle smile; mysterious background shows deep boundless scene, incisively and vividly playing the painter’s brushwork of that unique misty "aerial perspective". The painter sought to achieve a clever union between rich character's inner feelings and her beautiful appearance, emphatically grasping accurate and implicative dialectical relationship in particular for feeling-expressing key parts like eyes and mouth in human face in the corner of his lips etc. The realm of romantic charm covered Mona Lisa's enchanting smile with a kind of mystery dream which is called "mysterious smile" by many art historians.
Though most works of art have some underlying, deeper meaning attached to them, our first impression of their significance comes through our initial visual interpretation. When we first view a painting or a statue or other piece of art, we notice first the visual details – its size, its medium, its color, and its condition, for example – before we begin to ponder its greater significance. Indeed, these visual clues are just as important as any other interpretation or meaning of a work, for they allow us to understand just what that deeper meaning is. The expression on a statue’s face tells us the emotion and message that the artist is trying to convey. Its color, too, can provide clues: darker or lighter colors can play a role in how we judge a piece of art. The type of lines used in a piece can send different messages. A sculpture, for example, may have been carved with hard, rough lines or it may have been carved with smoother, more flowing lines that portray a kind of gentleness.
Leonardo Da Vinci came to Rome in 1513, he was sixty-one.(2) Leonardo was a skilled artist, that painted many wonderful pictures that are known today.(3) Some of his most famous pictures that he painted is the, “Last Supper”, and the “Mona Lisa”. The “Mona Lisa” was a painting that Leonardo Da Vinci had painted, when he took time off to paint, when he was painting another picture called “The Battle of Anghiari”, which was completely destroyed. What had happened was Leonardo Da Vinci was offered a piece of Marble to carve a statue out of it, he declined. Another young sculptor by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti had accepted the job. After working for awhile, Michelangelo was done with his masterpiece. When it was done the City Councilors invited all of the Florentine artists to view the new work. Among one of them was Leonardo. When it was revealed, everyone was astonished. (4) ...
I find the color element to be the most prominent because of the well done contrasting of colors. The lightness of the model’s skin contrasts to the slightly darkened background to almost give her an otherworldly or angelic glow. The green in the background contrasts greatly with the russet brown of the mountain like trail that seems to be right behind the woman. Even her clothes show contrast because the sleeves are the same russet brown but the rest of her outfit is darker. Those darker colors make her skin tone seem lighter than normal and help to create that luminous or radiant color that seems to radiate from her. The principle that I think stands out the most is emphasis because while more emphasis is put on the model so she is the focal point, the background is also very interesting and not overshadowed by the model. Both of them complement each other with the contrasting light of the girl and the darker background. The viewer’s eyes will immediately go to the lighter section in the middle but will stray to the darker part because neither are forcefully dominating or fighting attention. The color contrast and light contrast aren’t at war with each other; rather they are more like two halves of a whole that perfectly fit each other in a way not commonly
Leonardo Da Vinci is a famed artist today due to his renowned painting of the ‘Mona Lisa’. In the 14th century, people of Venice would have known him as an engineer, people of Milan would have known him for his Last Supper, but only the people of Florence would have seen his whole character. Da Vinci is known as the archetypal Renaissance man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. Da Vinci created many technologies and new innovations which were so advanced for his time and age that many scholars did not believe him. He contributed to civilisation through three main areas: art, science and engineering.
Leonardo is one of the few people who has the ability to make these qualities seem so perfect under his hands. His artworks are by far the most popular pieces of art that are in museums to this day. Recently a popular painting “Salvator Mundi”, painted between 1490-1500, has been placed up for auction and is estimated that the painting will sale for at least $100 million. This is just one of 16 surviving paintings that have made it through the years and it’s not even the most popular one. The Mona Lisa is the most popular painting by anyone to this very day. It was painted in the year 1503 and is famous for multiple reasons. One being that da Vinci didn’t just paint this ordinarily, but in a technique called sfumato and it was painted in atmospheric perspective as seen in the background. The technique sfumato is the blending of oil paints to blur the lines between colors. Atmospheric perspective was a new painting style where things far away in paintings looked blurry and this style was used in the background of the Mona Lisa. The word mysterious is associated with this painting and others that have come from his works. The smile that is presented in the Mona Lisa is somewhat puzzling in its own way and the person depicted in the painting is still not 100% known to experts to this day. The eyes that are on the Mona Lisa seem to watch and follow you when you look at the painting. One of the weird myths that
In history, there were two paintings that were very similar yet different. One was called the “Mona Lisa” which was painted by one of the most famous artists of the renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. The other painting was called “Portrait of a Lady” by the flemish artist, Van der Weyden. They both were a huge influence in the art world during their lifetimes. And even after their deaths, their lives and works continue to inspire the minds and hearts of each generation.
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most well-known geniuses in human history. This man masters knowledge of all kind: painting, architecture, music, geology, philosophy, biology, math, physics, chemistry, etc. His probably most famous painting, Mona Lisa, fascinated millions of people around the world and the amazing and mysterious details in the painting attracted a number of scientists and scholars to devote their whole career in studying them. Born and lived in Italian Renaissance age, which is a period of time when arts flourished and knowledge was valued, Leonardo was surrounded by many great contemporary artists and a perfect creative environment. These favorable factors supported him to fully exercise his talents.
The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman that was painted by the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci. This portrait was painted in oil on white Lombardy Panel Paper. It is an oil painting that utilizes the technique of sfumato. The painting technique sfumato overlays translucent layers of colors. This is used to create a blending of colors so there are no clear transitions seen. The materials used in sfumato are oil paints and a Lombardy Panel Paper. Sfumato is used to create a painting that appears to have no lines. The subject of this painting is said to be a women named Lisa del Giocondo. Meanwhile, many other artists and historians have suggested that the subject of the painting are various other people such as Costanza d’Avalos, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Francavilla, Isabella d’Este, Cecilia Gallerani, Pacifica Brandano, Caterina Sforza and Isabella Gualanda. Some theories also suggested the woman is actually Leonardo Da Vinci, the artist himself in his own painting. The woman portrayed in the Mona Lisa has no visible eyebrows or eyelashes. The women sits in a stance ...