Since its creation it has been one of the most controversial pieces of artrvork in the world, adding to its mystery and fame (or lack therçof), making it out to be one of the most famous and well known paintings in modem history. Millions of people visit it from thousands upon thousands of miles away just to get a picture next to it. I am of course talking about the Mona Lisa. There is one question, though, that many people think and wonder; why is the Mona Lisa so famous? The Mona Lisa is an oil painting created between around 1505 to 1510 A.D. Which was created and painted by the now world renowned artist Leonardo DAVinci. It is a painting that is only 2.5x1.75ft and that is kept in a small glass box in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France where it has resided since 1797. Although this painting and its artist have made it to be incredibly famous, it wasn't until the 1800's. Its fame all started with an essay written by a man by the name of Walter Pater in 1867 which detailed and outlined the magnificence of the painting in words. After this essay got out and was published many people, including kings, traveled far to get a glimpse of this painting. It was frst owned, after DAVinci's death, by his parhrer and assistant Sala. From Sala it was sold to the King of France who kept it at the Palace of Fontainebleau which is where it resided until King Louis XIV moved it to ttre Palace of Versailles and after the French revolution it was moved to the Louvre, it also spent a small amount of time in the personal bedroom of Napoleon. Despite all this moving around from one kings palace to the next kings palace the painting became famous from a much different outlet: theft and vandalism. The painting's fame peaked from one reason and one rea... ... middle of paper ... ... However, there is speculation that the portrait could be of Leonardo's mother or maybe it could even be a self portrait. Many people have tried to trace down and find the evidence leading to the possibility of this work of art having a different subject but nothing substantial has ever been found. None can be sure who the person in the painting is but that all ads to the mystery that enthralls people to the Mona Lisa. All in all and with everything considered this small piece of artwork has held its spot on the list of the most interesting and definitely most widely viewed pieces of an in history. The Mona Lisa is a piece that will never be forgotten due to the strangeness of it and its remarkable past; from thievery to vandalism, from run down apartments to palaces, this painting has seen it all and that is why it is one of the worlds most famous pieces of artwork.
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“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...
...deas and contributions were enourmous. I guess that's why people today still travel to these places, to see for themselves how truly remarkable and brillant these people were, knowing they were working with limited materials, still being able to obtain the true essence of their world through art.
Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting which was stolen from the Louvre museum by Vincenzo Perrugia in 1911. The highly publicized theft and consequent return of the artwork catapulted it world fame and wide recognition. Therefore, the mystery sustains ongoing search and fame of the Amber Room. The ongoing search benefits Russians as it keeps the mystery alive and still points to the unfair looting and numerous losses inflicted by the Germans to the Russian cultural heritage.
Andy Warhol 's most notable work made him explode onto the art scene, this being his Campbell’s Soup Cans. This piece of art consisted of 32 images of Campbell 's soup each being a different flavor. Warhol used his advertising skills when making this masterpiece, he used it to convey a sense of mass production and conformity. As well as the message the work conveys there is also another key point to the piece, that being unlike most of his other works that were done in his signature silk-screening process Warhol hand painted all 32 cans. Alas even Warhol 's best could not hold a candle to Da Vinci 's undeniable masterpiece. The piece in question is the undeniable Mona Lisa, Da Vinci 's master piece is the most recognizable piece of art on the planet. The mere mention of the Mona Lisa and the mind instantly snaps to the great masterpiece in question "painted for Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, who commissioned it for his wife Lisa Gherandini, Mona (Madame) Lisa del Giocondo (La Gioconda), to mark the birth of their second son". citation This undeniable piece of art is so highly regarded that it has been in the Louvre since 1797 and before that in the palace 's of Fontainebleau and Versailles, and even did a short stay in Napoleon Bonaparte 's Bedroom. Now Forever entombed in its climate
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that is why this piece is so commonly known because of the way it was made. Furthermore, I
During the medieval times, paintings were not drawn as realistic as they began to be painted in the renaissance times. As such, they were out of proportion and they did not show the distance view in perspective. Also the medieval style of painting was a much more simplistic style of painting since it didn't show much depth or shadowing with in the objects of the paintings to create any perspective for each object either. The paintings during the older times also focused not only on the religious meaning behind the paintings but would demonstrate the religious aspect by drawing halos of gold rings or bowls on the subject matter instead of just allowing them to look holy in their normal features like that of the renaissance paintings of a later date.
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.
3. Mona Lisa: This portrait is by Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the Italian renaissance painters along with Michael Angelo and Raphael. The Mona Lisa was a painted using a variety of oil paints. What makes this painting so unique is the expression that she shows on her face and most of all, her smile. Mona Lisa’s smile was very intriguing amongst the public. Some people interpreted her smiling cheerfully, and others thought she was frowning.