There are several things about the Mona Lisa that are interesting. For one, if you were to cover one side of her face, she looks like she is smiling. If you were to cover the other, she looks like she is not smiling. Another thing to note is the background. The imagery doesn't perfectly line up the way it normally should, denoting that either it was unfinished, or the artist (Leonardo Di Vinci) intended this. It is a very beautiful work of art, and the style is very typical or Leonardo, which captures the eyes and the emotion very well, and defined a movement of art.
It's one of the most expensive paintings in the world. One of Leo's best works. And even though it doesn't look like she's smiling, she is subtly, and yet the painting is one of the most beautiful and unique paintings ever :)
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Here are other interesting facts: 1. Da Vinci forgot to paint the eyebrows. 2. Original title was La Gioconda 3. Da Vinci painted this for a client, with the client's wife as model. But the client didn't like the painting and this was stored in the toilet for many months. 4. Mona Lisa became a title of a popular love song.....may also pertain to battle field hospital patients with the line..."they just lie there, and they die there..." (LOL)