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Activity Discussion History What is the Meaning of Mona Lisa?

  • What is the Meaning of Mona Lisa?

    Posted by Surabhi on October 2, 2020 at 11:04 am

    What is the Meaning of Mona Lisa?

    Parul replied 3 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Parul

    June 9, 2021 at 3:36 am
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    Mona Lisa is also called Portrait of Lisa Gherardini who was wife of Francesco del Giocondo, Italian La Gioconda, or French La Joconde. It is probably the world’s most famous painting. In Italian, Mona is a respectful form of address originating as ma donna which is alike to Ma’am, Madam, or my lady. This became Madonna, and its shrinking Mona. The title of the painting is traditionally spelled Mona and is also generally spelled as Monna Lisa in modern Italian.

    It was painted in due course between 1503 and 1519, when Leonardo was residing in Florence. It now swings at the Louvre Museum in Paris, where it endured an object of pilgrimage in the 21st century. The broody hen’s peculiar smile and her dubious identity have constructed the painting a source of underway investigation and compulsion.

    Resemblance of Mona Lisa

    The Mona Lisa holds up a strong likeness to many Renaissances illustration of the Virgin Mary. She was seen as an ideal for womanhood at that time. The woman sits noticeably upright in a “pozzetto” armchair with her arms folded which is an indication of her restrained posture. Her peer is fixed on the observer. The woman appears living to an abnormal extent. This is what Leonardo achieved by his method of not drawing outlines. The soft combining creates an ambiguous mood.

    Mainly in two attributes:

    The corners of the mouth

    The corners of the eyes.

    Yet this simple explanation of a seemingly standard structure gives little perception of Leonardo’s achievement.

    About the painting

    The painting presents a woman in half-body portrait, which has as a backdrop a distant landscape. The delicately painted veil, and the careful rendering of double up fabric demonstrate Leonardo’s studied examination and inexhaustible patience.

    Moreover, the aesthetic curves of the baby sitter’s hair and clothing are recalled in the shapes of the valleys and rivers beyond her. The sense of overall harmony attained in the painting and especially evident in the baby sitter’s faint smile. It also reflects Leonardo’s objective of the celestial link connecting humanity and essence, making this painting undergo record of Leonardo’s sight. In its elegant synthesis of claviger and landscape. The Mona Lisa set the worth for all future portraits.

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