Cristian Tapia P.6, Mona Lisa

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Cristian Tapia P.6, Mona Lisa

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

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