Mona Lisa Portrait and things you didn’t know about it

Mona Lisa art facts

Mona Lisa Portrait and things you didn’t know about it

Painted by famous Italian artist, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), Mona Lisa is definitely one of priceless paintings now. Well, what do you know about Mona Lisa Portrait? Scrolling down for very great facts and details related to the painting that you might have never heart about.

Mona Lisa art facts

  1. The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous, most studied , most widely recognized, and most visited painting in the world. Most academics consider it the greatest masterpiece of all time.
  2. The Mona Lisa was painted with oil paint on a poplar wood panel, using a technique that left no visible brush marks.
  3. What you may not know about the Mona Lisa is that it isn’t as big as everyone thinks, as the dimension of the painting is actually just 53 x 77 centimeters (21 x 30 inches) – which is just a little bit larger than an A2 piece of paper.
  4. The painting is considered priceless and so it cannot be insured.
  5. The painting has an imperfection. In 1956, a man named Ugo Ungaza threw a stone at the painting. This resulted in a small patch of damaged paint next to her left elbow.
  6. Her smile, so famous for its intriguing nature, continues to be an enigmatic aspect of this historic portrait.
  7. The title ‘Mona Lisa’ means ‘My Lady Lisa’ in English.
  8. No one knows the exact year that Da Vinci completed the Mona Lisa, but most agree that he started painting it in 1503 or 1504 and worked on it for several years, maybe as much as a decade, carrying it with him wherever he went. Some say he died without ever finishing it. The Mona Lisa is now over 500 years old!
  9. A face-recognition software determined that Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.
  10. Mona Lisa is located at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, where it has a room of its own and has been on permanent display since 1797.

Source: justfunfacts.com, boldsky.com See also: Elephants for kids Interesting penguin facts Cats facts

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


reviews | fact of life