I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world."
The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.
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Schnappilic (9686) 2012-06-26 11:58
Funny image with Mona Lisa on the street. Fine daily life moment.
Miguel82 (20532) 2012-06-26 12:01
A curious painting close to the bars
Sharp picture and excellent colors
lousat (72543) 2012-06-27 0:53
Hi Geo,Monnalisa is like the umbrella on the cocktail in your pic,a very nice composition,there are a lot of things,confusion,colors and details,i like how you manage so well the different light levels!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-27 4:13
Nice shadow and succesful management of light.
Have a nice day.
Sergiom (54801) 2012-06-27 4:15
Un endroit assez spécial pour placer la Joconde. Il faut dire que maintenant ce ne sera plus utile d'aller au Louvre pour la voir.
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-27 4:49
this is a funny image, you captured an interesting detail in this facade, the painting there catch all the attention, well seen,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-06-27 10:09
Nobody will steal this copy of the Mona Lisa. Instead of this copy is pretty amazing. The composition is creative and surprising. Good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
macjake (52394) 2012-06-28 10:55
A very interesting read in your note, i've enjoyed it alot.
I also enjoy the scene, its not very often we get to see the Mona Lisa in a composition like this. its funny how our eyes are drawn to her almost immediately.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-26 10:25