Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story

Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story

The History of A Painting Told in Pictures

Book - 2006
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Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci first painted La Gioconda, or the Mona Lisa, her mysterious smile retains its celebrity status. Da Vinci today is in the public eye like no other artist, yet few of us know the compelling story of this priceless world treasure: how she was created; her impact on other artists; the story of her theft; and how, through a mix of luck, history, and her own innate beauty, she came to be regarded as the world's greatest painting. In this engaging story, told largely in pictures and presented in a unique format, acclaimed historian and Mona Lisa scholar Donald Sassoon offers us an intimate look at the painting's history and the genius who gave the Mona Lisa lasting life. From photographs of Florence to paintings by Leonardo's Florentine contemporaries, parodies of the Mona Lisa by Duchamp and Warhol, commercial appropriations and cartoons, Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story unlocks the history behind the painting
Publisher: New York : London : Overlook Duckworth/Madison Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780715636145
0715636146
9781585678402
1585678406
9781585678396
1585678392
Branch Call Number: 759.5
ND623.L5 A73 2006
759.5 Sas
Characteristics: 349 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leonardo da Vinci,1452-1519.

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