Mona Lisa Research Paper

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Why is the Mona Lisa One of the Most Famous Paintings in the World? 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 major figures of the Italian High renaissance. His subtle Mona Lisa is perhaps the world’s most famous painting. The mysterious smile of his model has fascinated viewers for centuries.” There is even a very major sense of perception in the painting because many people are still trying to decide what they believe about this particular work of art. The Mona Lisa has to be one of the most famous and intriguing painting of all time. According to author Kenneth Clark, “Leonardo undertook to paint, for Francesco del Giocondo, the portrait of Mona Lisa, his wife; and after he had lingered over it four years, left it unfinished.” Even though it seems that the painting had never been finished, there is an extraordinary amount of quality in the painting of the Mona Lisa, and it is said that “When one sees the original out of the frame, and in strong daylight, the effect is overwhelming.” This does not come to me as a surprise because Leonardo da Vinci had a very unique kind of style that he used in his work. In this particular work of art, Leonardo made the Mona Lisa very majestic and rich in color. Leonardo da Vinci’s innovative handling of light and shade is well known. According to author Z. Zaremba Filipczak, “The setting, lighting,...
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