Mona Lisa: What's That Mystic/Enigmatic Smile Of Yours?
By Peter Ang
July 16, 2017 11:45pm CST
The painting Mona Liza by Leonardo da Vinci is probably among the most famous paintings in the world. It is more than 500 years old and has been the subject of so many talks and discussion... We often heard about the mystic or enigmatic smile of the subject of this painting. No wonder why the lyrics of the song "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole has these rhetorical questions: "Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa? Or is this your way to hide a broken heart? Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa? Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?" The Mona Lisa is a classic work of art and as such will endure... Do you see any mystic or enigmatic smile on the painting Mona Lisa? What could be the reason behind the smile of Mona Lisa or is it merely the artistic effect/style of Leonardo da Vinci on this work of art?
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Monna Lisa (La Gioconda) really existed and we also know her name Lisa Gherardini, "Monna" it is the Italian nickname for "Madonna" that derives from Latin Mea Domina. She was the wife of Francesco del Giocondo and Leonardo when he painted the portrait, lived in Florence (Italy) in the house next door to Del Giocondo.