Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda) is a 16th-century portrait painted in oil by Leonardo da Vinci during the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. As of 2011, thework is owned by the Government of France and is shown at the Museum Louvre in Paris.
Many people think Mona Lisa's smile is mysterious.
It is so often studied,recognized, and copied that many people say it is the most famous painting in the world.
Gioconda means cheerful.
The most accepted theory about the identity of the model, basedin Francesco Bartolomeo Del Giocondo wife´s and her name was Lisa Gherardini.
Is an oil on poplar board 77 x 53 cm, painted between 1503 and 1506, and reworked severaltimes by the author. The technique used was the sfumato, it was very typical of Leonardo. The picture is protected by multiple security systems and environments for optimalpreservation. Is under constant reviews to verify and prevent deterioration.
In addition, technological tools have been used to investigate mysteries surrounding the work.Through historical research has determined that the model could be a neighbor of Leonardo, who could know his descendants and that the model could have been pregnant.Despite all the assumptions, firm answers to various questions about the artwork are clearly inadequate, which creates more curiosity among fans.
The fame of this paintingis based solely on the technique used or its beauty, but also in the mysteries that surround it. In addition, robbery he suffered in 1911, reproductions made, the many worksof art that are inspired by the existing frame and skits help turn La Gioconda's most famous painting in the world, visited by millions of people annually.