The painting is painted with oil on wood. It is said that this painting is “the greatest treasure of Renaissance art.” ("Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci: Analysis, Interpretation"). The reason behind this, aside from the incredible details and blends of color, but rather the mystery and different theories behind this painting.
First, who is in the painting? As stated above, the most common answer is that is of Lisa Gheradini, however some believe that this portrait is a self-portrait of Leonardo himself, stating that the painting has similar features to him ("Mona Lisa"). Da Vinci was more than artist, he was also a scientist and a doctor. He used to study the human form and structure, which all showcased in this painting. From the details of her body posture to her facial