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Why is the Mona Lisa so famous?



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The world is full of skills. People are talented in different skills. They are unique to each other and make the world so beautiful with those. It’s not only to make the world beautiful but heal people and make people’s lives so relaxed. These skills may be aesthetic, communication skills, or leadership. Among those, aesthetic skills are much more attractive. They seem to enjoy eyes, but a call for our minds. Dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, acting and painting, and drawing are some of those. Art, which depicts some like painting and drawing, has been famous since the early ages.

There’s time to see the world-famous painting, “Mona Lisa”. It’s the most recognizable piece of art in the world. Have you ever questioned why it is so famous? There are plenty of reasons to call as renowned. Some mystery reasons survived through the ages related to art. So let’s consider the history of the Mona Lisa, the art techniques used to create her, and such related stories to go through the article.



The artist of this painting is “Leonardo da Vinci” who’s an Italian. The subject of this art is an Italian noblewoman Lisa Gherardini. She’s the wife of Francesco del Giacondo, who was a wealthy silk merchant. It believes that this was painted in 1503-1506. But Leonardo da Vinci continued the painting in about 1517. He had not finished painting for more than a decade. There’s no doubt that the picture is a good creation—the Mona Lisa’s fame results from many chance circumstances combined with the painting’s inherent appeal.

Oil in a popular panel is the medium for the paint. This is one of the factors contributing to the colour’s appeal. Oil painting is in the style of realism by Renaissance icons. This is about 77 cm × 53 cm (30 in × 21 in) in dimensions. The Mona Lisa is a realistic portrayal of a natural person, in contrast to other paintings from the 16th century. This achievement has been credited to the artist’s brush and colour-blending abilities in academics.

This is “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. All these are because it is a talented creation. Most of the time, it’s focusing on her smile and the gaze. Until the 19th century, these were not mysteries. Da Vinci used many effects for the paint. These depict how the artist performs his talents with patience. He painted a complex figure, just like a complicated human.

-Spaarnestad Photo / Bridgeman Images

Spaarnestad Photo / Bridgeman Images

Sometimes they are called Mona Lisa’s effect. He used the effect called sfumato to make the paint soft and without borders. Effect sfumato is a significant reason for its popularity. It shows the artist’s understanding of the skull beneath the skin. Besides the sfumato effect, this woman in the painting has an enigmatic expression. If someone looks at the art, the manifestations of the woman change from angle to angle. Once, the woman seems like she is smiling, while at another time can’t examine what her expression is happy or not. Many experiments were done to get confirmed how her smile was. Most people who contributed to the research said it’s a smile. From the results, researchers showed it’s the viewing point of the person, and it depends on their environment. Some people believe that the eyes of the Mona Lisa are moving. But it’s simply the unique angle that Lisa del Giocondo posed and the way Leonardo da Vinci painted her.

The mastery of lighting and shadowing is excellent. The woman’s eyes are following the viewer, whatever the angle is. The art is from head to waist of the woman. She’s dressed modestly in a translucent veil, dark robes, and no jewellery. Another mystery reason is why she has got faint eyebrows and no eyelashes. She’s sitting on a chair while her left hand is at rest on the arm of the chair. The painting was reproduced endlessly, sometimes manipulated and sometimes not, over the decades with the development of technology. So the image became more famous worldwide, and the paint increased even the little interest in people’s arts.

Vincenzo Peruggia - italian painter who stole the Mona Lisa in Louvre museum on august

Vincenzo Peruggia (1881-1925) italian painter who stole the Mona Lisa 

This fantastic painting was stolen once in 1911 by the Italian Handyman Vincenzo Peruggia. But he could not sell out because of the media attention. So it was with him for two years. Before it got stolen, the painting had been seen only by both Franch and Italians. The dealer and Peruggia met at Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Florence is where Peruggia was arrested. Only two years ago, French police could find the thief. So they retired for the shame of it. After returning the paint to France, many came to work as national treasurers that they had lost and recovered. This is available in the Louvre museum, Paris. The current owner of the Mona Lisa painting is the nation of France, which was purchased by King Francis 1. This is the property of the French royal family. Paint toured the United States in 1963 and Japan in 1974. This elevated it to celebrity status. Many people gathered to see this even today. As this has value and is famous, people worldwide visit it. Nearly $3.3 billion are earned by it annually. This painting helps other businesses to grow because tourists need accommodation facilities, food, and other things like statues to keep their visit as a memory.

Many authors have mentioned this in their books. Different details related to the paint prevailed in those. This helped me to get more about the world-famous Mona Lisa.



Since the painting’s creation, people have been captivated by the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile. The smile on the Mona Lisa seems to vanish when we gaze at it directly, which is something we find difficult to understand.Harvard University’s Professor Margaret Livingstone is rather basic and asserts that she knows the solution.The way the human eye interprets visual data causes the smile to vanish when we look at it. It makes use of both foveal and peripheral vision. Her response to the query is thus:The Mona Lisa’s smile’s elusive quality can be explained by the fact that it is virtually exclusively in low spatial frequencies and is hence

This a heritage to protect for the future generation. So it’s our prime duty to conserve as our ancestors did for us. Also essential to know for everyone to explain this fantastic painting, Mona Lisa, briefly.





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