Lisa Gherardini's The Mona

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The Mona is an half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini by the Italian Renaissance art Leonardo da Vinci. The painting is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, a wife of Francesco del Giocondo and is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believing to have been painted within 1503 and 1506. Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquire by King Francis I of France and is now the property to the French Republic, on permanent display on the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. The subjects expression, which is frequently describes as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, in the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination
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