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The Mona Lisa is a famous 16th-century portrait by Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa's mysterious smile has beguiled generations of viewers, but the true identity of the woman pictured in the portrait remains unknown, despite intensive research by art historians. Many believe the Mona Lisa to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy Florentine merchant, Francesco del Giocondo. (That's why the Mona Lisa is known in Italy as La Gioconda.) Others have suggested the subject wa More »
Born: 1503 (Florence, Italy)

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The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da .... However, this portrait does not fit with the description of the painting in the historical records: Both Giorgio Vasari and Gian Paolo Lomazzo ...

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Mar 30, 2016 ... It was only in 2005 that the identity of Mona Lisa's subject was finally ... in the French Republic and hangs on display in the Louvre in Paris.

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1452, Leonardo is born in Vinci, a small village in Italy. 1466, Leonardo moves to Florence and enters the shop of Andrea Verrocchio. 1472, Leonardo joins the ...

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Aug 18, 2017 ... Mona Lisa, oil painting on a poplar wood panel by the Italian painter, ... and it now hangs in the Louvre, in Paris, where it remains an object of ... Which Waters Do You Pass Through When You “Sail the Seven Seas”? Sailboat ...

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Sep 7, 2012 ... Current home: The Louvre museum, in Paris, where the Mona Lisa is hung ... The work is owned by the French government and hangs in the Louvre .... those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

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Apr 1, 2015 ... The French emperor once had Mona Lisa hanging in his bedroom, ... "Mona Lisa often made men do strange things," R. A. Scotti wrote in ...

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Mona Lisa is finally getting a room of her own. Earlier this week, the Louvre museum in Paris announced that its biggest attraction would be placed in more ...

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Apr 6, 2005 ... Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, displayed in far-off corner of Louvre for past four years ... the painting hangs alone on a freestanding wall that divides the gallery. ... As part of the reorganization, the museum hopes to do more than better ...

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This portrait was doubtless started in Florence around 1503. It is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del ...