The Mona Lisa
I thought it was time to travel back into the past to find out who exactly was The Mona Lisa? Let’s dig and find out. Be right back.
It turns out Leonardo De Vinci took years to paint and finish the Mona Lisa. During the years 1503 – 1517. Her real name was Lisa Gherardini, wife to Francisco del Giocondo. It was acquired by King Frances the 1st of France. It is now the property of the French republic on permanent display since 1797 at the Louvre in Paris, France.
Well if you know anything about me, of course my mind asks what were the real circumstances; the real lives surrounding this painting. This one famous woman who lived and experienced in her real life. I guarantee you there’s always an interesting story behind a portrait and you don’t necessarily have to be famous or infamous. I will add that I certainly have had a very interesting life. From the distance I thought she looked rather small. I expected at least for the portrait to be 3′ by 5′.
There I stood among the crowd bobbing my head up and down, jumping, trying to get at least a partial look of the Mona Lisa at Louvre in Paris, France.
The next paragraph wasn’t written by me but it describes the richness and the significance the Mona Lisa became to us. A whole world who knew and couldn’t forget that face. Fascinating words, so eloquently said how could you resist and not share.
“The subject’s expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.”
A friend took my photo and changed it to the old varnished style of portraits done in 1500 through 1800s. I was very honored.
I had this fantasy
To be the modern day
Now that would be
And Of course
An Honor…next to the Mona Lisa…well why not…we only live once.
On a wall
To be admired
A Lasting Feeling
To exist somewhere in time…the past, the present and the future.