Facts About the Mona Lisa and Who Created It?



Mona Lisa is a world-famous painting. Tourists from all across the world come to see it. It is kept in the louver museum in France. Mona Lisa was created by Leanardo da Vinci. He was an Italian polymath of the high renaissance who is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Leanardo da Vinci was born on 15-Apr-1452 and he died on 02-May-1519. The place he was born was Anchiano, Italy and the place he died was Chateau du Clos Luce, Amboise, France. He was died by a stroke.

Leanardo da Vinci started to paint Mona Lisa in the year 1503. Leanardo da Vinci took 14 years to complete Mona Lisa and finished the painting in the year 1517.
The piece features a portrait of a seated woman sat against an imaginary landscape. He took the greatest time in painting Mona Lisa's lips that were 12 years. He had used more than 30 layers to paint Mona Lisa. The size of the painting of Mona Lisa is 30X21 inches and its weight is about 8 Kgs as it is made on wood panel from Oil paint. Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda. Mona Lisa means "My Lady". Mona Lisa's smile is a visual representation of the idea of happiness suggested by the word "Gioconda" in Italian.
Now also this painting is known as incompleted but as we see it, it looks that it is completely painted. Leanardo da Vinci made Mona Lisa so beautifully that its difficult to see the brush lines.

Many people had tried to attack to destroy the painting of Mona Lisa but now it is kept in a bulletproof glass to protect it.


Utkarsh Garg

Class: 5

Sri Venkateshwar International School

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