Mona Lisa

Illustration

Arienne King
Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France
31 August 2020
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The Mona Lisa (also known as "La Gioconda" in Italian) was painted by Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519 CE) c. 1506. It is one of da Vinci's most well known works, as well as one of the most famous paintings of all time. The portrait's unconventional composition and subtle details are part of what sets it apart from other High Renaissance works. Mona Lisa has become iconic for her soft, mysterious smile and eyes which seem to follow the observer.

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France, C. F. R. A. R. O. T. M. O. (2020, August 31). Mona Lisa. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/12640/

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