What's so special about Mona Lisa?

What's so special about Mona Lisa?

It is the most famous painting in the world.

Visitors from around the world throng to the Louvre in the hope that they will be able to admire the painting.

Viewers are intrigued and fascinated by it, but why ?

Is it the faint smile ?

How can the painting's secrets be deciphered ?

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Number of pages :
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Art movements :
Renaissance, 16th century, 15th century
Dimensions :
14,1 × 21 × 0,7 cm
Artist :
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
French - 9782330068929
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
Reference :
English - 9782330073237
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
Reference :


Publication :
Novembre 2016
Illustrator :
Tallec Olivier

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The artist

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician and humanist of his time (XV-XVI centuries), initiator of the second Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is the very figure of the universal genius. After the completion of The Virgin with the Rocks, for the chapel San Francesco Grande, and that of the Equestrian Statue of Francesco Sforza, he found glory throughout Italy. The Last Supper, the ceiling of the Sforza Palace, the Mona Lisa and the Battle of Anghiari are a few of his great artworks. Leonardo also carried out a large amount of studies on zoology, botany, anatomy, geology. In 1516, he joined the court of Francis I, where he participated in urban planning projects. He is taken by an illness on May 2, 1519.