PARIS, FRANCE: THE LOUVRE ~ MONA LISA by LEONARDO DA VINCI

Here are images of the Louvre’s prized possession, as well as the crazies that need to get their selfies with her:

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8 thoughts on “PARIS, FRANCE: THE LOUVRE ~ MONA LISA by LEONARDO DA VINCI

  1. I find it very funny. What made this painting so famous? When did it start. I remember there is another leonardo hanging besides it (I think it was called “The daughter of the smith” or something like that. I remember it being no less beautiful and nobody knows it. It is a rather bizarre phenomenon. Within the oeuvre of Leonardo, this painting is in no way special nor is it special in the total body of renaissance art, I think. There must have been some feedback process pushing up this painting. It is a nice painting but…

  2. We had the Da Vinci The Genius exhibition at work a couple of years ago, which included the Secrets of the Mona Lisa exhibition of Paul Cotte’s multi spectrum photographic investigation of the painting. On display was an electronic representation of how Mona Lisa looked before years of dirt affected the varnish. It was interesting. I’d like to see the real thing, but not if that’s the kind of mêlée you have to endure!

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