mona lisa

And the Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist
during the time period known as
the Renaissance. “Renaissance”
is the French word for “rebirth”.
This was a period of great change
in Art as well as science,
philosophy, and other forms of art
such as music, dance,
architecture, and literature. The
Renaissance occurred roughly
between the 14th and 17th century
throughout Europe.
The Mona Lisa was
painted by
Leonardo da Vinci
in 1503-1506.
It is one of the most famous,
and most recognized,
paintings in the world.
Why is this
painting so
'Mona Lisa‘ or GIOCONDA
• Da Vinci's most well-known painting, and
arguably the most famous painting in the
world, the "Mona Lisa," was a privately
commissioned work and was completed
sometime between 1505 and 1507. It is the
inherent spirituality of the human creature
that Leonardo was able to transfer to the
picture that raises the human figure to some
kind of majesty.
Based on accounts from an early biographer, the
"Mona Lisa" is a picture of Lisa Gioconda, the
real-life wife of a merchant, but that's far from
certain. For da Vinci, the "Mona Lisa" was
forever a work in progress, as it was his attempt
at perfection. The painting was never delivered to
its commissioner; da Vinci kept it with him until
the end of his life. Today, the "Mona Lisa" hangs
in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, secured
behind bulletproof glass, and is regarded as a
priceless national treasure.
Many well-known
artists have copied
the Mona Lisa, or
have incorporated
it into their own
Marcel Duchamp
• Did you draw a human face using correct
proportions and measures?
• Did you develop an individual approach of
expression in the portrait?
• Did you use distortion or different
techniques to create a meaning?
• Did you evaluate your art work?
Salvador Dali
Andy Warhol
The Mona Lisa has
been turned into
any imaginable
advertisements in
today’s culture use
the Mona Lisa.
There have also
been many artistic
“take-offs” of the
Mona Lisa.
Your goal is to give the Mona
Lisa a “rebirth” by painting it
like the original, but changing
the head and hands to
something different. We will
be having our own
“Renaissance” in class by
changing the most popular
painting in history into
something that interests us as
Now make your own
Mona Lisa!
• Change surroundings Give Mona a new look new fashion for 21st