Mona Lisa
 (also known as La Gioconda)
Leonardo da Vinci - circa 1503-1505
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This is totally by Leonardo and is his most celebrated of paintings. It is when he mastered the gradual transition from shade to light (sfumato) where contours and outlines disappear. He has produced in this portrait an expression of great subtelty in La Gioconda's face; the enigmatic smile is difficult to interpret and this is what has kept onlookers guessing for so long.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre (France)
Dates: circa 1503-1505
Artist age:Approximately 53 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 77 cm (30.31 in.), Width: 53 cm (20.87 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 14 November 2008.
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