The Mona Lisa is respectively one of the most famous paintings in the history, and was painted by one of the most infamous artist of all time Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo has his own mysteries, because no one knows much about the man at all, aside from the basics. He was born on April 25, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. His father was a notary and his mother was a maiden, they were never married, Leonardo was their only child. However, his parents together had 17 other children. He was extremely intelligent and was a master at many skills, science, math, architecture, art and was among the first to dissect a human body. He began painting at the age of 14 as an apprentice for Andrea del Verrocchio. By the age of 20 Leonardo had outshined his teacher and Verrocchio knew that he could never be as good as da Vinci and he never painted again. Throughout da Vinci’s life he painted many, many
The Mona Lisa has been one of the most debated paintings of all time. The look on the face of the women in this painting leaves a person’s mind wondering. No one really seems to know what this mysterious woman is thinking or feeling. The questions that cannot seem to be answered are what make this painting so famous. The reason for that is because it is raveled in mystery and secrets. All of the small details make the painting stand out by being different from others and the details also make it far more remarkable as well. And surely, the smirk on the face of the Mona Lisa is the major key factor to the painting being so interesting. “Leonardo da Vinci was one of the
Da Vinci’ s the “Mona Lisa”(c.1519) holds Miss. Zirpolo’s statement to be true. When viewing the piece, one can see the exquisite line work and Foreshortening, to linear perspective. This art form shows his attention to detail and his passion for his work. The “Mona Lisa” (c.1519) is a small piece of artwork that became very popular. To this day the “Mona Lisa”(c.1519) still triumphs over Michelangelo’s “Creation Of Adam” (c.1511), which became a part of the “Sistine Chapel.”(C.1512) When one views “The Mona Lisa” they can see the dark color scale that is used, perhaps to depict an unhappy time. Da Vinci through out this piece is able to use an aerial perspective within the background of this portrait. Da Vinci was the first
Leonardo took four years to complete the painting: he began work in 1503 and finishes in 1607. Mona (or Madonna Lisa Gherardini) was from a noble family in Naples, and Leonardo may have painted her on commission from her husband. Leonardo is said to entertain Mona Lisa with six musicians. He installs a musical fountain where the water plays on small glass spheres, and he gives Mona a puppy and a white Persian cat to play with. Leonardo does what he can to keep Mona smiling during the long hours she sits for him. But it is not only Mona's mysterious smile that has impressed anyone who has ever viewed the portrait: the background landscape is just as mysterious and beautiful. The portrait can be seen today in the Louvre Museum in
The Mona Lisa is a famous painting created by Leonardo Da Vinci. Art today has been sold for millions of dollars. Art is believed to be a great way to express emotion. There are many famous artists in the world and there still is even today. There are also many different forms of art, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, and many others. Art is a great way to express someone’s personality, skills, and other characteristics.
Mona Lisa is famous for many reasons one because most of the artwork during the Renaissance period were of biblical events and scenes. Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa stood out among those artworks because it was not of a religious text or martyr. The painting is an introduction to sfumato which is a technique Da Vinci used at the corners of Mona Lisa’s lips and the corners of her eyes exploring natural emotion along with detailed realness of her hands. Mona Lisa is an excellent example of created illusions of space and depth within its beautiful landscape muted in the background (Totally History, 2012).
It is a portrait of young woman Lisa Gherardini in front of an imaginary background, her gaze forward. It is believed that Francesco del Giocondo was the one who commissioned the painting in honour of his wife, however the painting was found in the home of Leonardo da Vinci after his death, incomplete and therefore not making it into the hands of the commissioner. The portrait was painted between 1503 and 1506 and it is kept today in the Louvre, Paris. The choices evident in the portrait such as the landscape, the and famous smile, offer a sign of elegance used in the early 15th century, creating an appealing impact. The Mona Lisa is an oil painting on a popular wood panel, with evidence of warping used in the portrait. As Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian humanist during the height of the Renaissance, his artistic opinions immediately influenced his perspective on art which is made clear through his painting. The Mona Lisa shows these new opinions that were made, by breaking away and challenging the teachings of the Church. This is demonstrated in the artwork through the attention to detail and beauty
Listed as having the highest insurance value of a painting in history by Guinness World Records, it would demand upwards to $780 million if it were to go to auction. A painting so transcendent of time, yet so indicative of the Renaissance. Ever since I was very young, I have always been inexplicably enamored by the Mona Lisa. Whether the reason for this deep affection is her soft smile, gentle position, the mystery associated with her through the dreamy background, or a combination; she became the background of my computer, my favorite painting, and my love. So, I was enthralled about the opportunity to read the 2014 book Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales. Above the synopsis on the back of the book reads a quote, "Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: meet the woman who became the most recognized artistic subject of all time—Mona Lisa." Recognizing the supreme worth and love devoted to this painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the book explores the mysterious identity of the one of the world 's most recognizable women, and the context surrounding the portrait.
The Renaissance movement was also significant in that it influenced the developments which occurred in philosophy, literature, music and science. This influenced Leonardo Da Vinci to created one of his most accomplished works of all time “Mona Lisa. “Mona Lisa” was an portrait oil painting created in the early 1500s and is widely considered to be the greatest artwork of all time. Leonardo Da Vinci used gaze and demand within the artwork. This allows the audience to feel interactively connected to the artwork and the character. Leonardo Da Vinci achieved an unusual effect of having Mona Lisa's smile alter depending on the angles the audience looks at the artwork. The use of perspective also gives the artwork a three dimensional feel. This allows the audience to see idealised female form as well as the themes and values of the Renaissance. The artwork “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci had a focus on challenging the International Gothic Style as well as representing the values and attitudes of the world at the time.
Da Vinci’s accomplishments included one of the most famous paintings in the world and many inventions. The Mona Lisa is a very famous painting of a smiling politician which was rare because politicians had straight faces most of the time. The Mona Lisa was painted in 1507 in Florence, Italy which is where the
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece the Mona Lisa established a new type of portraiture; da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa over the time period of 1503-1507, during the height of the Renaissance. The Mona Lisa is thought to be a portrait depicted of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The work itself is s a half-length portrait of a woman, which has been acclaimed to be the best known and the most visited, work of art in the world. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. Prior to painting the Mona Lisa da Vinci also painted Ginevra de Benci, the first painting in Italy to portray a sense of unique personality and Lady with Ervine, a portrait of Cecelia Gallerani, all of which were front on portraits as opposed to profile.
You can see that when viewing a painting like this there are many questions that arise in your mind. Looking at the Mona Lisa I get drawn in and a sense of wonderment comes over me. I start to imagine the person in the painting and what her smile was really about. A strong, confident women is what I think she was, and that was brought out beautifully by de Vinci. I also think that the way he painted the Mona Lisa shows a lot about what and how Leonardo viewed women. Many say that it was painted for the love of his mother. What do you
This oil painting on poplar wood was done by the Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci around 1503 and 1506. Leonardo da Vinci painted the magnificent artwork when he was living in Florence. This painting has a woman siting down in front of a landscape background with her hands crossed. If you look closely you can see the great detail in her hands and face, and you will also see that smile that she is famous for. It is said that Leonardo put the mystery smile on Mona Lisa to show the idea of happiness to the world. The true identity of the woman pictured in the portrait remains unknown. But many believe the Mona Lisa to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy Florentine
There are many mysteries surrounding Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting, many of which have never been solve and continues to plague the art society. As more centuries past since the creation of this famous woman, more mysteries are solve and yet at the same time more are created. For many years one of the biggest mysteries was who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 and its travels to Asia and North America during the 1960s and 1970s contributed to the painting's iconization and fame. Which then lead to the idea of why Da Vinci would paint this specific image. Why would such a famous painter create this image of this woman, who had one point could not be describe as either
The only way art lovers, such as myself, can answer this old, yet intriguing question is by going back to Leonardo Da vinci's time and spending a quiet afternoon with him: Taking a walk through the quiet streets of Florence, Italy, the place where Mona Lisa was created with Leonardo by my side, witnessing him paint the famous painting himself in his office, and asking him all these unanswered questions.