Leonardo Da Vinci’s Masterpiece: Monna Lisa

Leonardo Da Vinci’s master piece Monalisa has some untold facts. First of all, a merchant Francesco Del Giocondo requested davinci to

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paint her wife. Francesco told that he needs the painting more than the real. Davinci finally accepted to paint Lisa Gherardini. While painting lisa, davinci thought himself as a girl and made a fusion in that painting. He captured the smile from lisa but can’t able to get the sparking eyes so he handled some unexpected things. He painted the eyes without the eyebrows which makes those eyes more attractive. Moreover, Davinci painted entire portrait by his left hand. The name of the painting, Mona Lisa was the result of a spelling error! The original name of the painting was Monna Lisa. Monna in Italian is a short form of Madonna, meaning ‘My Lady’. 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. The painting is.considered priceless and so it cannot be insured.
However, some people believe that Leonardo Da Vinci never completed the painting because he was a consummate perfectionist. The painting in the Louvre has a room of its own. It is protected in a climate controlled environment and encased in bullet proof glass. The room was built exclusively for the painting and it cost the museum over seven million dollars. Studies have shown that there are three different layers painted before the present version of the painting. One version has her hands clutching her arm instead of the chair in front of her.
In spite of any kind of imperfections discovered in the painting, this Renaissance art work is revered all around the world as one of the greatest masterpiece of all times.

-Prasannapugazh

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