The Mona Lisa, an oil painting that has become a masterpiece by artist Leonardo Da Vinci.
The half-length portrait of Lisa del Giocondo never truly had an official name and was given the name ”Mona Lisa” by Italian artist, Giorgio Vasari.
Da Vinci began the work in 1503 in Florens, Italy during the Italian Renaissance. He had worked and lingered on it for four years, and then left it unfinished, as many of his works ended up being.
The painting is one of the world’s most spoken about, known, and reproduced art pieces.
Ever since 1797 has the piece been placed behind glass in the Louvre – Paris, something I got to see with my own two eyes in February 2017.
– This copy was bought at the Louvre’s gift shop.