Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde) is a sixteenth-century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel in Florence, Italy by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci during the Renaissance. The work is currently owned by the Government of France and is on display an the Louvre museum in Paris under the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Arguably, it is the most famous and iconic painting in the world.(Wikipedia)
The crowd of people wanted to see Mona Lisa was incredible... I don't think that any of them actually saw the painting, they just put the check mark into their books '1000 places to see before you die' :(
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dkmurphys (60871) 2010-05-11 1:12
I like your idea, the things that are important. Also, I hate museums for this incredible traffic.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-05-11 1:20
I like this shot, you had a good idea, putting the painting behind the crowd. Good PP work as well.
Have a good day!
mafegan (8624) 2010-05-11 1:35
A good creative idea to desaturate the crowd. Original pov. Tfs, Marlene
CLODO (34928) 2010-05-28 0:37
You get her! You can check a mark on Le Louvre museum.
Good idea to convert a part in B&W to insist on the mainting.
I find Mona Lisa too centered, I propose you a WS
batalay (39309) 2010-11-16 7:44
This is an excellent shot of the blur of a crowd milling about the Mona Lisa, seen against a backdrop of high resolution image of the lady herself. You have complemented the post with an effective photojournalistic note. Indeed, according to the survey published by the Louvre, 94% of all visitors to the great museum are there to see the Mona Lisa.
Having written two books on Leonardo, I am especially attracted to this image (evocative of a photo that appears in my latest book, Leonardo's Universe (National Geographic, 2009). If you are comfortable with the idea, I will place this shot in the group theme, "Pictures at an Exhibition".
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-04-05 9:21
I AGREE WITH YOU FOR THEM
AND VERY INTERESTING POV
CROWD SEA FROM BELOW TRY TO SEE AND TO SAY AFTER THAT "I SAW IT"....
AND IF SO WHAT HAPPENED ? DID HE CHANGE HIS MENTALITY OR THE WAY HE THINKS ?.... I DON'T THINK SO.
ANYWAY ALL THESE ARE GOOD DESTINATIONS FOR OUR SOULS AND IF WE ARE CLEVER A LITTLE BIT WE CAN PUT SOME "MONA LISA" INSIDE US IN ORDER TO BECOME BETTER PEOPLE. BUT WE HAVE TO BE OPEN MIND FOR SUCH REACTION.
EXCELLENT SHOT MY FRIEND
BennyV (18207) 2011-05-17 12:45
A great shot of the Mona Lisa with the daily crowd she has to face. Strange how people flock to this particular picture. Sure there are lots of fascinating stories around it, but...well...who am I to judge? The smiling lady herself doesn't seem to mind, as she looks down in bemusement at the passing crowds.
Fine work, good idea to partially desaturate.