The famous Mona Lisa, I never knew that all the scandal was about until I was finally in front of it. The Mona Lisa was created by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born in April 15, 1452 but passed away in May 1519. He was an Italian polymath who was interested in art and created many paintings in the Renaissance. The Mona Lisa is currently in the Louvre museum in Paris, the painting is well secured inside a glass were no one is allowed to get a closer look at the painting. I was probably 5-10 feet away from the painting but was still able to get a good look at it.
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is one of the most visited, written about, sung about, and talked about paintings of all time. In the following pages I will give a detailed description of the painting, the historical context surrounding it’s inception, and an in-depth comparison between Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait.
The Mona Lisa could mean so many things and is surrounded by speculation, which is why she is famous and why she is valued art. Not only has the reason why the Mona Lisa is valued changed over time but, the Mona Lisa herself changed dramatically over the three years of her conception. Change and the ability to change -- the ability to be perceived differently at different times enables a piece of artwork to be timeless. Intention is a valuable part of art work; not only the artist intention but, the observers intention when they are observing the art
Behind the Painting In 1503, renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci, began working on the most famous painting in all of history known as the Mona Lisa. It hangs in The Louvre in Paris, France and is five hundred and twelve years old. The painting was finished in 1517, since then, people from all around the world have gone to see the art work. The Mona Lisa is impossible to duplicate; this report will focus on why that is.
Leonadro da Vinci’s Painting, The Mona Lisa The scientists of history still can not settle down about Mona Lisa’s mysterious face. A lot of them spent years to find out, who that woman on the painting was. Another version has come up recently. Magdalena Soest from Germany’s Leverkusen spent ten years of her life, studying Leonadro da Vinci’s painting.
These are just a select few. He is considered one of the greatest artist of all time. Throughout his lifespan Leonardo created some of the world’s most recognized, admired, and famous artworks including: “The Mona Lisa,” and “The Last Supper.” He created over 50 artworks and manuscripts. Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” painted while he was in Milan, from around 1495 to 1498. A tempera and oil mural on plaster, “The Last Supper” was created for the refectory of the city’s Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Also known as “The Cenacle,” this work measures about 15 by 29 feet and is the artist’s only surviving fresco. “The Last Supper,” depicts the Passover dinner during which Jesus Christ addresses the Apostles and says, “One of you shall betray me.” One of the painting’s stellar features is each Apostle’s distinct emotive expression and body language. Its composition, in which Jesus is centered among yet isolated from the Apostles, has influenced generations of painters. Created somewhere between 1503-1506, the “Mona Lisa” is one of the greatest works of art to this date. The “Mona Lisa” is worldly famous for its enticing smile and mysteries that lie within the piece of art. The Mona Lisa is a representation of Da Vinci’s passion for art, his new discoveries, and willingness to try things new. When looking at the Mona Lisa, an immense part of its popularity came from the fact that the painting
The painting is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, Leonardo’s friend’s wife. Mona came from the Italian word that meant mam hence The Mona Lisa. It is painted in oil and, is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1517 and King Francis I of France acquired it after Leonardo’s death. It is now the property of France and displayed at The Louvre museum in Paris. (Gombrich)
Leonardo Da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the more influential people to grace this planet. He was, in today’s term, a Jack-of-all-Trades; scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and a writer (N.A 2014). Leonardo is also the creator of two world renown pieces, the Mona Lisa (1500, Louvre, Paris) and The Last Supper (1489, Milan, Italy) as well as a number of cartoons, sketches and anatomical studies. Many of Leonardo’s achievement went unnoticed for many years, some of them were and still are considered ‘Lost Leonardo’ (Sooke 2013).