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Mona Lisa, the Mysterious Masterpiece

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Leonardo da Vinci

In our world, we had a lot of famous artists. Whenever people talk about painting one of the few paintings come to their mind is the Mona Lisa or the Screaming. The painting I am going to discuss in my assignment is Mona Lisa. The historical painting was painted by nonother than Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born is a Tuscan Hamlet, Vinci and died on May 2, 1519, at the age of 67 in Amboise, Kingdom of France. He considered being the greatest painter of all time. Even those he loves to draw he drew over 30 paintings but only 15 of his paintings survived over time. At the age of nine, he joined apprenticeship school and his teacher Andrea di Cione help his finish some of Leonard’s early arts. For example, “Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ”, most of the art critics agree that the angel in Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ was made by Leonardo because of the light on face and hair. Not only that, but some critics also believe that Leonardo was also drawn that background of the art. He did not only have interested in drawing or painting, apart from the art he was interested in the other area of studies like science, mathematics, and music.

Who Was Mona Lisa?

Mona Lisa was also known as La Joconde or La Giocondo because many art critics believe that the Mona Lisa portrait is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. One story behind the portrait is that the couple requested the painting at their second childbirth. it has been thought that even those the portrait was painted between 1503 to 1506 but Leonard had continued working on it as late as 1517. The portrait later bought by the France King, Francois. Presently the painting is own by the French Government and the painting is in the museum in ‘Musee de Louvre. There are many theories behind the portrait some believe that the woman sitting in the painting is Leonardo himself in feminine clothing. Moreover, the painting has been reproduced many times and it can be found at almost every museum.

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The Description of the Picture

The expression on Mona Lisa’s face is really attractive and unique. The background of the painting is in the landscape. Also, the background is remarkable in details, for example, the sky looks like it is time for sunset and the green trees, river, small bushes and zigzag pathway for a walk. The Mona Lisa is in the middle of the painting. Moreover, the painting uses a triangular technique or a pyramid. The two arms as the base of the triangle ant the head is the top of the triangle. The portrait shows women with a small mystery smile on her face. Whoever looks at the picture the first thing people notice is her smile and it seems like she is smiling but when the viewers look in her eyes then her smile seems like there is a mystic behind it. Another thing is to notice is that her eyes follow the visitors. Leonardo da Vinci focused dark light a lot and the white color on focus person. Even in the Mona Lisa picture, the artist focuses light on her neck, breast, hands, and face glow with similar light.


In conclusion, Mona Lisa was one of the Leonardo da Vinci amazing work which is a mysterious feminine masterpiece to date. Currently, Mona Lisa’s picture which hangs on the walls of France’s museum. Even those Mona Lisa portraits have a lot of arguments over the identity of the woman on the painting. People from all over the world look at the mysterious smiling painting of Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa also means “Lisa, of bare eyebrow”. I chose the Mona Lisa’s portrait because I have heard so many times Leonardo da Vinci name on the television, in books but I did not know who was he.

I always thought he is an actor but after talking the art class I fond out he is the best 14th century’s artist. The Mona Lisa picture I have seen in movies and on social media when every I saw the picture my attention always goes to the smile. Plus, after talking the art class I can see the art in different way, such as what was the purpose behind the art and what era in made in.


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