The mona lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the italian renaissance artist leonardo da vinci that has been described as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world the mona lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor katherine watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female wellesley college--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry encouraging these. Art and advertising have long enjoyed a cozy, if sometimes antagonistic, relationship be found in the 1972 treatise ways of seeing, in which the late art historian john berger analyzed the relationship between art and advertisements wouldn't you want to use the same shoe polish as the mona lisa.
The mona lisa curse is a grierson award-winning polemic documentary by art critic robert hughes that examines how the world's most famous painting came to influence the art world with his trademark style, hughes explores how museums, the production of art and the way we experience it have radically changed in the.
Leonardo da vinci's mona lisa is one of the most recognizable and famous works of art in the world, and also one of the most replicated and reinterpreted mona lisa replicas were already being painted during leonardo's lifetime by his own students and contemporaries some are claimed to be the work of leonardo.
“you're seeing a lot more fine detail, showing that this remarkable painting is actually more remarkable than we believed,” said john m taylor, an imaging scientist david rosand, a renaissance art historian at columbia university, said it was not surprising that the “mona lisa” contained hidden secrets.