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Kyle Cook Ms. James FIA 103A01 1 February 2015 Video Response #2: The Mona Lisa One of the most popular paintings in history is under the name of the Mona Lisa. While it is only mentioned briefly in the chapter, it is given a good amount of attention throughout Sister Wendy’s video. The Mona Lisa is an incredible portrait that was created by the famous Leonardo da Vinci centuries ago. Da Vinci was somehow able to incorporate every facial feature expression into this portrait. This painting sparked question on whether the woman in the painting is trying to entice the artist or the viewers. It was interesting to hear Sister Wendy talk about how the Mona Lisa is capturing the attention of the artist instead of the viewers. Over the years, different opinions and theories have been developed to try to explain the Mona Lisa’s creation. There have been stories of the Mona Lisa being da Vinci, himself, dressed
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Unformatted text preview: in drag. This could be backed up by the knowledge of da Vinci never holding an emotional relationship with any woman, but few with men. Fortunately, no theory can take away the glory da Vinci basks in due to the Mona Lisa. The talent that da Vinci had to be able to recreate the woman’s expression and the story she is telling with her eyes is overwhelming. Although da Vinci did try to tell the story through her expressions, what the Mona Lisa really is thinking will forever remain a mystery. Another mystery also includes the background that da Vinci developed. Sister Wendy suggests that the hills and mountains are a representation of the mystery of woman hood. This painting holds a higher meaning due to the depth that I never really paid attention to before the video....
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