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Secrets behind the painting "Monalisa" and other works of Da Vinci
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Just check out these videos:

>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK-tIt8xSBk

>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTV4G4gs3kY&feature=related

>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRYlgnWzaLs&feature=related

>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IitbJszd1kM&feature=related

>>>This thread is all about Monalisa and Da Vinci Paintings.

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>>>PLEASE DON'T SPAM.

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Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo Da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. The work is owned by the French government and hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France with the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo.

The painting is a half-length portrait and depicts a woman whose expression is often described as enigmatic. The ambiguity of the sitter's expression, the monumentality of the half-figure composition, and the subtle modeling of forms and atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the painting's continuing fascination.Few other works of art have been subject to as much scrutiny, study, mythologizing and parody.


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Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa in 1503 (during the Italian Renaissance) and, according to Vasari, "after he had lingered over it four years, left it unfinished...." He is thought to have continued to work on it for three years after he moved to France and to have finished it shortly before he died in 1519. Leonardo took the painting from Italy to France in 1516 when King François I invited the painter to work at the Clos Lucé near the king's castle in Amboise. Most likely through the heirs of Leonardo's assistant Salai, the king bought the painting for 4,000 écus and kept it at Fontainebleau, where it remained until given to Louis XIV. Louis XIV moved the painting to the Palace of Versailles. After the French Revolution, it was moved to the Louvre. Napoleon I had it moved to his bedroom in the Tuileries Palace; later it was returned to the Louvre. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) it was moved from the Louvre to a hiding place elsewhere in France.

Mona Lisa was not well known until the mid-19th century when artists of the emerging Symbolist movement began to appreciate it, and associated it with their ideas about feminine mystique. Critic Walter Pater, in his 1867 essay on Leonardo, expressed this view by describing the figure in the painting as a kind of mythic embodiment of eternal femininity, who is "older than the rocks among which she sits" and who "has been dead many times and learned the secrets of the grave."



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I think 'The Da Vinci Code' is enough proof about Mona Lisa's secret xD
But although, yeah, Im still speechless with those videos... ^^;
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same..... the first video was freaky.....
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One word: whoa. The one about Mona Lisa sort of morphing into Jesus Christ is quite incredible, but it's like. Whoa, freaky. xD Anyway, the Last Supper too is sort of scary-ish. xD
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woah... freaky...
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here's a clearer version of the last supper painting;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm_7hEUHMpc&feature=related
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Okay forget the first video. Has anyone thought that maybe a guy just wanted to paint a picture of a woman?
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FREAKY XD but i got my own question is Monalisa smiling or is she sad o.o
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bwahahahaha i hope u guys dont beleive this
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hahahaha..this is very creepy!
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TOF14 wrote:

Okay forget the first video. Has anyone thought that maybe a guy just wanted to paint a picture of a woman?


sure, but it's more fun this way...
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maybe..hehe
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TOF14 wrote:

Okay forget the first video. Has anyone thought that maybe a guy just wanted to paint a picture of a woman?


exactly..... why is this so hard for ppl to understand?
the dude just wanted to draw,not have conspiracies woven over his drawings
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the picture of monalisa is looking at you wherever you are except at the back though.. ????... haha
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TOF14 wrote:

Okay forget the first video. Has anyone thought that maybe a guy just wanted to paint a picture of a woman?


EXACTLY. it's like the future generations are putting words into his mouth! or in this case, his paintings. he'd never stop flipping in his tomb ten feet under now.
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