Did the Mona Lisa Matter?

When, and to whom, did the Greatest Painting Ever become important?

The painting in question (Wikimedia Commons)

It’s the most famous work of art in the history of the world. About 30,000 (sometimes as many as 50,000) people visit it every day. An estimated 80% of the Louvre’s 10 million annual visitors are there mainly to see it.

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard