What makes the Mona Lisa so outstanding? The genius art by Leonardo Da Vinci is the most visited, the most written about, the most parodied picture in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest insurance evaluation in history, at $100 million, 1962. In 2017, it is estimated at nearly $800 million.
Here is one more parody to entertain you
Look at these two images. Can you find 5 differences between them?
It takes concentration to focus on the details and spot the differences.
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The Mona Lisa became internationally famous after it was stolen in 1911. Journalists spread the news of this crime all around the world! Now, the celebrity painting has its own room in Louvre Museum, in Paris, France. The picture is kept behind bulletproof glass.
If you ever wondered who was modeling for Da Vinci painting, it was an ordinary woman named Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Mona means Madam in Italian, so the work of art became known as Mona Lisa.
If one is to take a look closer, Mona Lisa has nothing extraordinary in her looks: Plain clothes in dark colors and no jewelry. However, the mystery of her smile remains unsolved. It’s her gaze and the curve of lips that get people to talk about incessantly.