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Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa (1479-1528), also known as La Gioconda, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo; 1503-06 Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in); Musee du Louvre, Paris

This figure of a woman, dressed in the Florentine fashion of her day and seated in a visionary, mountainous landscape, is a remarkable instance of Leonardo's sfumato technique of soft, heavily shaded modeling. The Mona Lisa's enigmatic expression, which seems both alluring and aloof, has given the portrait universal fame.
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Name:beth wash
Date:Friday September 8, 2006 12:04:56 am MDT
Subject:Re: mona lisa
Message:becky whitman wrote:
> I would like to know how many frauds of mona lisa there have been
> found. Do you have a picture of the real one and if so... please
> display it! In class at school, I am in year 8, we have been learning
> about Leonardo and have looked at some ofhis pictures. Is it true that
> Mona Lisa was smiling because Leonardo was telling her amusing stories
> throughout the painting or was she just listening to music? Please, if
> anyone knows the truth... reply, for my history and art teachers are
> dying to know!
> Becky Whitman
 Same here... interesting quesions lol

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