As you may know, Leonardo da Vinci, who is an Italian artist, is so famous and successful that he is still remembered after his death a long time ago. He is also known as the “renaissance master”. He is such a talented painter that a lot of his paintings have become immortal masterpieces all over the world. Personally, I like most of his work of art but the one I like the most is “Mona Lisa”, which has currently been exhibited at Louvre museum in Paris, France.
Her mysterious smile, the main focus of her portrait, makes this painting so engaging. It’s is interpreted so differently by different people. It attracts a lot of comments from many international critics.
It has still remained one of the greatest portraits of all times.
Medium: oil on panel
Date: 1505 -1510
It appears in countless advertisements; it has inspired poetry, sculpture and forgeries. The painting is small, only 30 x 21 inches, the color is somber, the background seems desolate and eerie, and the subject isn't anyone historically significant, so have you wondered why it’s so famous? Is it really all about her mystifying gaze and a quirky smile? Even though it’s pretty commonplace and trivial nowadays, it’s really revolutionary in the early 16th century. It was imitated by Raphael. This painting has a pyramidal shape. Use translation of color to create the appearance of depth, volume and form. The blending of color becomes so subtle that the gradation is hardly perceptible. The area of her eyes as well as her hair and her scarf has a translucent smoky field that gives the painting a sense of movement. He also use many skillful techniques to make the background more realistic. The landscape on the left is noticeably lower than that on the right. Her eyebrows seem to be removed. Leonardo’s thorough knowledge of anatomical position made her hands more delicate and beautiful. It’s an accurate representation of a wife of a Francesco del Giocondo. Many controversies suggest that he... [continues]
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