Mona Lisa Golanov Vadim 11-L class Briefly about the main "Mona Lisa" - a portrait of a young woman, painted by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci around 1503. Painting is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Refers to the Renaissance. Exhibited in the Louvre (Paris, France). Full name of the picture ital.Ritratto di Monna Lisa del Giocondo - Portrait of Mrs. Lisa Giocondo. Personality depicted in the portrait, it is difficult to identify. Until today, on this occasion it was a lot of controversial and, at times, absurd opinions: Wife of Florentine merchant del Giocondo Catherine Sforza Isabella d'Este Just a perfect woman A young man in a woman's attire Self-portrait of Leonardo Mystery still surrounds the stranger, the Louvre attracts millions of visitors annually. Ambiguous nature "Mona Lisa", the creation of which he spent many years, became beautiful, but at the same time inaccessible and insensitive manner. It seems both voluptuous and cold. Despite the fact that the Mona Lisa gaze is directed at us, between us and it created a visual barrier - the handle of the chair acting as a partition. About Face Nevertheless, our view always returns to her face lit, surrounded as frame, dark, hidden under a transparent veil hair shadows on the neck and dark smoky landscape background. Inaccessibility On the background of distant mountains in the figure gives the impression of a monumental, though small format paintings (77h53 cm). This monumentality inherent in the sublime, divine beings, keeps us mere mortals, at a respectful distance and at the same time makes us strive in vain for the unattainable. Thank you for your attention!