Mona lisa

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Julio Madriz

Looking at Mona Lisa

This 16th century painting is located at the museum the Louvre, Paris, France. The identity of the Mona Lisa has been researched for a long timeand it is possible that it could be a portrait of Madam Lisa Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy Florentine. It is possible that this painting has no identity and it is just from Leonardo´s imagination. Thepainting used to be referred as “the Florentine lady” or “a courtesan in a gauze veil”. This, the most famous painting in the world was created between 1503 and 1506; however it was never completelyfinished because of DaVinci´s death.

The Mona Lisa is a scary painting that gives me some fear, however, at the same time it brings many questions to mind like who is that woman whomotivated Leonardo to paint again? Why is her smile so subtle and sad? Why is she not looking at one point? What is she really looking at? What is beneath this painting? What was it the Leonardo wasintending to paint? Was he trying to paint an innocent and beautiful woman? Why doesn´t she have eyebrows or eyelashes? Was this actually a painting of how Leonardo Da Vinci perceived himself? There aretheories that say that this great artist was homosexual. This, the most enigmatic picture of our history, this woman, not so beautiful has been able to bewitch with her smile.

The Mona Lisa is apainting that does not fit in the times in which it was created. The paintings of the time were more contemporary and aristocratic, very well finished and serious. This painting made people talk andbroke through the conventionalism of the time. Imagine the fact that at the time only the aristocracy was painted and the people who came out in their magazines were few, also only in their best dressesand with a very serious style and then the Mona Lisa who no one knew about, came out dresses with humble clothing. So it was years later when people began to pay attention to the work done by Da...
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