Mona Lisa -the masterpiece. Monna Lisa is a half-length portrait painting la giocondo. leonardo the vinci painted the mona lisa masterpiece .It is considered an archetypal masterpiece of the italian renaissance. it has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. the Great mona lisa was oil painted on a poplar wood panel and probably the world’s most famous painting by a famous artist. It is an oil painting by Italian artist, inventor, and writer Leonardo da Vinci.
History of Mona Lisa painting
Leonardo da Vinci was painting a portrait of lisa gherardini the model of the painting, in October 1503. some of believed that the Mona Lisa was begun in 1503 or 1504 in Florence . the Louvre musuem states that it was the “doubtless painted between 1503 and 1506”. Art historian Martin camp says that there are some difficulties in confirming the dates with certainty. In addition, many Leonardo experts, such as Carlo Padritti and Alessandro Vezzosi . They are of the opinion that the painting is characteristic of Leonardo’s style in the final years of his life, post-1513. Other academics argue that, given the historical documentation, Leonardo would have painted the work from 1513.
According to Vasari, “after he had lingered over it four years, [he] left it unfinished”. In 1516, king Frances invited the Leonardo da vinci to work at the Close Luse near the Chateau d’Ambois; Art historian Carme C and Bambach has concluded that Leonardo probably continued refining the work until 1516 or 1517. Leonardo’s right hand was paralytic circa 1517, which may indicate why he left the painting unfinished.
DIMENSIONS/SIZE/PLACE OF PAINTING
The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is the most expensive painting of the world.it is an oil painting by Italian artist, inventor, and writer Leonardo da Vinci.
ARTIST: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
DIMENTION: 77cm x 53 cm
LOCATION: Louvre Musuem (since1797)
CREATED : 1503
SUBJECT: Lisa del Giocondo
ART: Portrait Painting