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    • The Mona Lisa By Cristain Tapia
      • The Mona Lisa was never a complete painting because Leonardo Da Vinci never finished it.
      • Leonardo Da Vinci first started painting this in 1503.
      • Napoleon got his hands on this painting and assigned it to the Louvre in 1805.
      • Romei, Francesca . Leonardo Da Vinci . New York: PBedricksBooks, 1994. Print.
      • The Mona Lisa is the worlds most famous painting for its details.
      • Leonardo’s technique was so subtle that his brushstrokes are invisible. It was almost like a picture but still painted.
      • Not even scientists could see the brushstrokes when the Mon Lisa was examined under X-rays.
      • Romei, Francesca . Leonardo Da Vinci . New York: PBedricksBooks, 1994. Print.
      • People shared much affection towards this painting.
      • The woman was actually the housekeeper for Leonardo Da Vinci.
      • The Mona Lisa traveled form Florence, Paris to Milan, Rome and finally to France.
      • Romei, Francesca . Leonardo Da Vinci . New York: PBedricksBooks, 1994. Print.
      • On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the wall of the museum she was in.
      • The Mona Lisa was stolen Monday morning, but it was until Tuesday at noon that people realized it was missing.
      • More than sixty inspectors looked for it around the museum. They interrogated the visitor and bolted the doors.
      • Leonardo Da Vinci . Treasures of the world N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/mona_nav/main_monafrm.html >.
      • The Mona Lisa had disappeared for more than two years.
      • Finally in 1913, a letter arrives at the office of a Florentine Antique dealer.
      • The letter had stated where the Mona Lisa was held, and it was found at an apartment a few blocks away from the mu Leonardo Da Vinci . Treasures of the world N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/mona_nav/main_monafrm.html >. seum, the Louvre, where it was held.
      • The Mona Lisa was actually short for Madonna Lisa del Giocondo.
      • The nickname for the Mona Lisa was actually “the smile.”
      • In the painting, the hands were executed with so much care that they have been called the most beautiful hands in painting.
      • Chase, Alice E. Famous Paintings . N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
      • In Europe, the painting is called La Gioconda which in Italian means “the cheerful one.”
      • The woman in the painting is most likely the wife of a businessman, Francesco del Giocondo.
      • There are a few mysteries about the Mona Lisa and one is that the woman’s eyes seem to follow the viewer, and most people believe she has a smile because Leonardo hired musicians to play while she posed.
      • Nichols, Catherine. Leonardo Da Vinci . N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
      • The Mona Lisa has been the worlds most famous painting for an almost uninterrupted period.
      • It’s name provokes instant shock on every continent for Asia to America.
      • When it was in Leonardo da Vinci’s hands, it was provoking imitations.
      • McMullen, Roy. Mona Lisa the picture and the Myth . N.p.: Houghton Mifflin, n.d. Print.
      • Leonardo da Vinci's the mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci . N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <http://www.hepguru.com/monalisa/introduction.html>.
    • Works Cited
      • Chase, Alice E. Famous Paintings . N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
      • Art Knowledge News Ed. Fernando Botero. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2009
      • McMullen, Roy. Mona Lisa the picture and the Myth . N.p.: Houghton Mifflin, n.d. Print.
      • -----. Leonardo da Vinci's the mona Lisa N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2009<http://www.hepguru.com/monalisa
      • /introduction.html>.
      • Nichols, Catherine. Leonardo Da Vinci . N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
      • Romei, Francesca . Leonardo Da Vinci . New York
      • : PBedricksBooks,1994. Print.
      • Leonardo Da Vinci . Treasures of the world N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav
      • /mona_nav/main_monafrm.html >.
      • http://sibyleyes.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/leonardo-da-vinci-portrait-large4.jpg
      • .
      • mona art N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2009. <http://www.monalisamania.com/art.htm>.