Math And The Mona Lisa Summary

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Atalay, Bulent. Math and the Mona Lisa. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Books, 2014, pp. 30-40. This book is insightful in presenting a connection between the expertise of Leonardo as a scientist and an artist. It promotes the idea of the complexity of art through the integration of math. As I read my book and learn about who is portrayed in the painting, it will also be beneficial to know the other underlying principles employed in it. Aside from being an impressive portrait, beginning to understand the logic and preparation behind it gives me more appreciation. Leader, Darian. Stealing the Mona Lisa. New York, Counterpoint, 2002, pp. 74-89. The analysis of the symbols and other interesting aspects of the painting are helpfully explained in this book. Moreover, it explains how both sides of the landscape do not line up, which…show more content…
It describes how art historians figured out the relative time period, and who the work was commissioned for. Also, it explores the lady painted in the portrait, and what made her particularly worth, which connects to the theme of the book I am reading. Knowing it is more complex than a routine portrait allows the reader to understand the significance. Mohen, Jean-Pierre, Michel Menu, and Bruno Mottin. Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting. New York, Abrams, 2006, pp. 94-110. This source is valuable because of its examination on the processes of maintaining and restoring the image. Furthermore, it displays what parts have been touched up, and uses close ups to show the immense cracking and deteriorating of it. Through knowing the elaborate procedure by which it becomes presentable helps me understand the value and importance of it. It is important to recognize the dating of the painting to get a feel for how old it is, and how long it has been influential. Pallanti, Giuseppe. Mona Lisa Revealed. , Milan, Skira Editore, 2006, pp.
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