Why did Leonardo da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa?

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The real reason why the Mona Lisa was created by Leonardo is not really known. However, the official reason still remains as such, that the painting was a symbol to mark the birth of a wealthy man's child. The painting was commissioned for a new house to mark the birth a second son, Andrea, to a silk merchant, Francesco del Giocondo.
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