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Leonardo Collection Set I

 1 of 20 Paintings 

" Mona Lisa  "

Why "Mona Lisa" is so famous?

The most dazzlingly poetic pictures ever created 
-  Leonardo's three great portraits of women 
all have a secret wistfulness. 

The Mona Lisa (Louvre, Paris), also known as La Gioconda, is
 a portrait of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, painted by 
Leonardo between 1503 and 1505.

Leonardo himself loved the portrait, so much so that he always 
carried it with him until eventually in France it was sold to François I,
 either by Leonardo or by Melzi.

From the beginning it was greatly admired, and it came to be 
considered the prototype of the Renaissance portrait. 

It became even more famous in 1911, when it was stolen from 
the Salon Carré in the Louvre, being rediscovered in a hotel in 
Florence two years later. 

On the perfect beauty of a woman', by the 16th-century writer 
Firenzuola, we learn that the slight opening of the lips at the corners 
of the mouth was considered in that period a sign of elegance. 
Thus Mona Lisa has that slight smile which enters into the 
gentle, delicate atmosphere pervading the whole painting. 

To achieve this effect, Leonardo uses the sfumato technique, 
a gradual dissolving of the forms themselves, continuous 
interaction between light and shade and an uncertain sense of the time of day. 

GoldArt brings Mona Lisa into your private life, gaze at her smile, 
tell her all your secrets, she will be your best friend. She will response 
to you every time you look at her.  

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