Leonardo da Vinci and the Enigmatic Smile of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503–1506): Wikimedia Commons

Background

When one thinks of great art oftentimes one of the first paintings mentioned is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. On its surface it is simply a archetypal half-length portrait painting of a woman from the Italian Renaissance. In reality it is so much more. Over the centuries, the Mona Lisa has become one of the best recognized works of art. It…

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Charles Beuck

Charles Beuck

Charles writes on art, history, politics, travel, fantasy, science fiction, poetry. BA in Psychology, MA, PhD in Political Science.