Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is probably the best known painting in the world. Leonardo da Vinci painted this portrait, probably of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, between 1503 and 1506. The painting is also known as La Gioconda, or "the happy one" (also a pun on the family name of Giocondo). BTW, "Mona" is not her name, but an Italian title akin to "My lady". The painting can be found in Paris at the Louvre, though in the past 50 years it has occasionally traveled to other locations (including Washington DC and Tokyo) on loan, and was stolen for a time in 1911 by an Italian nationalist who wanted to return it to his home country. As you may well expect due to its fame, the Mona Lisa has been reproduced and parodied in many ways, including a great number of LEGO renditions.

Arthur Gugick

ChrisLego, Li Li

Warren Elsmore, one from Legoland California

Eric Harshbarger, and another by Eric

Third version by Eric Harshbarger, Brian Korte (his site is here)

Katrin K, Son Nguyen

DJBaggaDonuts, Udronotto

Joshua Christianson

LEGO Pavilion at Nasu Highland Park

Nathan Sawaya, Uno Brick

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