Thursday, June 01, 2006

Lady of Mystery



Mona Lisa, 1503/06 by Leonardo da Vinci, Musee de Louvre, Paris.

The mystery surrounding one of the most famous paintings in the world stems from the unknown identity of the sitter and the fact that the artist is one of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo used a painting technique he created called sfumato.

 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Small typo: it's "Louvre" not "Louve"

Martha said...

Thank you.

Jonathan said...

Martha - I am enjoying your blog's feed, and I wanted to let you know about a similar feed which presents a random painting from the ibiblio WebMuseum each day. Doesn't have the nice commentary that yours does, but it does have nice big pictures. You might find the ibiblio WebMuseum this to be a good source of images for Your Daily Art. Anyway the feed is here if you want to try it: http://jonaquino.blogspot.com/2005/02/masterpiece-of-day.html

Jason3D said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm loving the blog. Since I'm reading The DaVinchi Code, this entry is timely for me.

Teresa said...

I really like the way I learn something new everytime I come to this site. Although I've studied this painting many times, I never learned the name of the technique Leonardo used. Thank you!

Martha said...

Thank you, I am pleased to know that.

Martha

Anonymous said...

i have never seen this blog before, and i am a HUGE artwork "fanatic", and so i am really enjoying this!!!

Anonymous said...

ulgy picture

Anonymous said...

The lady of mystery is no longer a mystery. Experts are now sure she is the correct person they thought all along. Look it up, everyone else seems to know too. Tts been in the papers world wide !!!!!!!!

Martha said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa

The "mystery" surrounding the picture was what made it special and what attracted people to it. It was and is about more than the identity of the sitter. I resent your implication that I have yet to figure this out.

Anonymous said...

what is the mystery of the Mona Lisa?

Martha said...

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-mystery-behind-the-mona-lisa.htm

Here is a good answer.

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