La Joconde by Leonardo da Vinci

La Joconde
Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Mona Lisa (1479-1528), also known as La Gioconda,
the wife of Francesco del Giocondo;
1503-06 (150 Kb);
Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in);
Musee du Louvre, ParisThis figure of a woman, dressed in the Florentine fashion of her day and
seated in a visionary, mountainous landscape, is a remarkable instance of
Leonardo's sfumato technique of soft, heavily shaded modeling. The Mona
Lisa's enigmatic expression, which seems both alluring and aloof, has given
the portrait universal fame.

La Joconde Leonardo da Vinci Portrait of Mona Lisa (1479-1528), also known as La Gioconda, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo; 1503-06 (150 Kb); Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in); Musee du Louvre, ParisThis figure of a woman, dressed in the Florentine fashion of her day and seated in a visionary, mountainous landscape, is a remarkable instance of Leonardo's sfumato technique of soft, heavily shaded modeling. The Mona Lisa's enigmatic expression, which seems both alluring and aloof, has given the portrait universal fame.