The Mona Lisa is indeed one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces. This portrait painting is without a doubt one of the most popular and discussed works of art. Yet do you know these 10 but fascinating facts about this painting? Scroll down to learn more.
1. The Mona Lisa’s description
The Mona Lisa depicts Lisa Gherardini, an Italian noblewoman and the wife of cloth and silk dealer Francesco del Giocondo. It’s not on canvas, but on poplar wood.
Lisa appears to be an ordinary young woman. She’s dressed simply and softly in a home dress. She sits in a loggia at the front of a Tuscan landscape, either imagined or real.
2. The great mystery of Mona Lisa’s eyebrows and eyelashes!
The painting of Mona Lisa lacks brows or eyelashes. Many years have seen questioning of the explanation for this. Some people claim that Da Vinci never finished the painting, resulting in the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. Others believe that these features were mistakenly eliminated during a repair.