Portrait of Mona Lisa painting on wood used oil as the color medium, size at 77 x 53 cm, renaissance painting dated back in 1503. Painted by the famous Italian artist, Leonardo Da Vinci; master of all science. He was well known for his brilliant innovator in painting, as well as, areas of the (then) natural sciences, technology and architecture. Below, you will read about his portrait painting of Mona Lisa, perhaps the most famous of his work in whole of art history.
This portrait painting has received many questions around the world, yet many has remained unanswer. You may be asking why has this portrait painting been so famous. There is, in fact, no specific reasons or a right answer. As art, it is always sujected to your opinions and how you support it. I personally also trying to find out myself and to learn from you. Regardless of the attitude or expectation with which you look at the face of Mona Lisa, she looks back accordingly. In particularly, Mona Lisa’s smile; it is so magical and with beauty.
In the world of oil paintings, all, no-one has identified who the sitter is. You may have known that she is commonly referred as the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a Florentine official. However, Leonardo Da Vinci painted Portrait of Isabella d’Este in 1500, whom, many critics claimed to resemble her from side view.
As Leonardo Da Vinci has done before, in 1570’s, he staved to make this portrait more than merely a naturalistic depiction. He painted the outward portrait of a young woman, whose kind and peaceful eyes, with her gentle smile refer to something not can be expressed outwardly, the soul. For this reason the Mona Lisa painting does not seem to have been created from outward appearance, but from with 0 and the same might also be said of the folds of the mountains at the portrait background.
One of the his technique this Leonardo had acquired is sfumato. He achieved this effect by means of soft transitions of light and shade: things lose their rigidity, and reality appears hazy, vague, free of sharpness or hash contour. Mona Lisa smile and her vivid face is deliberately expressed with such technique; in which facial trait are not clearly definable.
Whatever it was, the paintings has cast its magic spell for centuries. As Jean-Pierre Mohen of Louvre has described, “The work actually produces a strange kind of rapture which is part of its greatness.”