In which 7 year old Sophia and 5 year old Bella explain why Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is so famous, with the help of Da Vinci and Van Gogh puppets! In this episode you will learn who was Mona Lisa, why Mona Lisa's smile is so famous, why is her smile is lopsided, how tiny the painting really is, how Picasso was accused of stealing the painting in 1911, why Van Gogh's ear always falls off, does Da Vinci really love Van Gogh? ;) "The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed 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 painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work." Read more at Are these not the coolest dolls, finger puppets ever?? Provided by Unemployed ...


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