10 Interesting Mona Lisa Facts

Tuesday, August 5th 2014. | Arts

Mona Lisa Facts explain the famous painting in the world. It was made by Leonardo Da Vinci from Italy. Many people consider Mona Lisa as the most beautiful woman in the world. There are many secrets and mysteries about the painting. If you are interested to get the detail facts, read the following post:

Mona Lisa Facts 1: name

Do you know that the name of the painting, Mona Lisa actually is a product of a spelling error? The actual name of the painting was Monna Lisa. Monna was a short form of an Italian word, Madonna. It has the meaning My Lady.

Mona Lisa Facts 2: Identity of Mona Lisa

Most people are still in question about the identity of the woman in the painting. Is she Mona Lisa in the real world?  It is still a big mystery for many experts. But some experts believe that she was Lisa Gherardini, a mother of two sons. At that time, she was 24 years old. But some experts have another opinion by saying that Mona Lisa in the painting was a female version of Da Vinci.

Mona Lisa Da Vinci

Mona Lisa Da Vinci

Mona Lisa Facts 3: imperfection

If you think that the world’s famous painting is perfect, you are wrong.   Mona Lisa has an imperfection. Ugo Ungaza threw a stone on the painting in 1956. As a result, you can find a damaged mark on the left elbow of Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa Facts 4: no eyebrows

If you look at the painting closely on her face, you can find no eyebrows. Some people believe that Da Vinci never finished the painting. Other believes that the eyebrows were removed when the authorities wanted to restore it from damage.

Mona Lisa Facts

Mona Lisa Facts

Mona Lisa Facts 5: Louvre

Louvre is the famous museum in France. Many people come here to see the masterpieces. Mona Lisa is a great masterpiece of Da Vinci. It is kept in a special room in Louvre.  The painting is covered in bullet proof glass with a climate controlled environment.

Mona Lisa Facts 6: the exclusive room

The exclusive room that Mona Lisa has in Louvre is priced around 7 million dollars.

Mona Lisa Louvre

Mona Lisa Louvre

Mona Lisa Facts 7: studies of Mona Lisa

Some experts who study about the painting find out the three different layers on the painting.

Mona Lisa Facts 8: the best renaissance art work

Even though Mona Lisa has an imperfection, it is still considered as the best painting from the renaissance era.

Mona Lisa Painting

Mona Lisa Painting

Mona Lisa Facts 9: Leonardo Da Vinci

The creator of Mona Lisa was Leonardo Da Vinci. He was born on 15 April 1452 and passed away on 2 May 1519. Learn more on Leonardo Da Vinci facts.

Mona Lisa Facts 10: working on the painting

In 1503, Da Vinci began to work on Mona Lisa painting. Do you know that he spent four years just to create a portrait of her?

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa was painted on the 77 x 53 cm poplar wood. Even though the painting is very popular today, da Vinci never sold it when he was alive. Do you want to comment on facts about Da Vinci?

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