The Mona Lisa is the most popular painting of Leonardo da Vinci. It is not only famous in the circle of modern-day painters but also every artist of today knows it all too well. Some say that it is the portrait of Lisa Gherardini who is thought to be the wife of Francesco del Giocondo.
Mona Lisa Facts For Kids
Who painted the Portrait?
Leonardo de Vinci painted the Mona Lisa painting.
We are not sure about the exact date when Leonardo painted it but it is likely to be in between 1503 and 1506.
Where the painting is in display?
The original portrait is in display in Paris in Louvre Museum and it has been there since 1797.
Who Stole the painting the first time?
Vincenzo Peruggia stole the portrait from the Louvre Museum in 1911. He was the employee of the museum and he got out with the painting when the museum was closed.
Did someone try to damage it?
In 1956, someone threw a rock at the painting that damaged the left elbow of the portrait. Again in the same year, a vandal spoiled the painting when he threw acid at it. Currently the authorities have preserved the portrait behind bulletproof glass in the museum.
How Long has the picture been Preserved?
The Mona Lisa’s portrait has remained for as long as 500 years.
What’s the Full Name of Mona Lisa?
The full name is Mona Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo.
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