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Interrogating the work of art: - What is it? - For whom was it made? - What is it made of? - What condition is it in? - Is it the only one? - What is going on in it? - What does it mean? - What did it mean? - How is it presented? - Who looks at it? - Who looked at it? - How much did it cost? - Why? - Who acquired it? - When did it come? - How did it come here? - Where is it? - Who made it?  - What is the function of the work?  - If it’s a portrait – the pose is significant  Icons, left – Marilyn Monroe right – Greek Madonna and Child. Similarity – an  ideal representation of a particular genre (such as pop for Monroe); Formal  values – different technique but similar shades of Gold. Right – gold leaf  technique. Mona Lisa; left – modern piece of art, plays with the idea of enigma, Mona Lisa 
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Unformatted text preview: has been built into a myth over the years, a puzzle yet to be solved The way works of art are displayed, and the works around them adds to interpretation. Mona Lisa is the center piece of The Louvre, attracts majority of tourists. Mona Lisa is a symbol of Italy not France which was what was implied by the theft of the Mona Lisa by an Italian, it did not imply vandalism. Right Mona Lisa has a moustache. Initials at the bottom translate to she has a hot ass. Left original work by Leonardo DaVinci. He wanted us to see a beautiful and sensual woman, exceeding anything that existed in that day and age. Interpretation at this day and age nothing to do with sensuality....
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