Essay on Analysis Of ' The Mona Lisa '

1026 Words Apr 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine the Mona Lisa, one of Leonardo da Vinci most acclaimed works, hanging in every museum around the world. Given the recent technological advancements in 3-D printing we are now able to recreate works of art that are physically indistinguishable from the original works. Our capacity to replicate art has changed. Some praise these advancements as proof of the extent of our creativity. Whereas others feel a bit uneasy when it comes to making something of this “one-of-a-kind” nature accessible to all. Indeed there is something to be admired about the original Mona Lisa. Da Vinci imagined this work and he created it; this prolific painter created this piece of art that has carried its value throughout time. Great works, like the Mona Lisa, have such an intrinsic value because of the feeling they arouse among art connoisseurs and museumgoers alike. When I look at paintings I feel a personal connection to a work and the artist—I feel a connection to that moment in time. To ask a similar question from an environmental perspective: what if we could recreate wilderness everywhere around the world? In an excerpt from A Green Theory of Value, author Robert Goodin lays out scenarios regarding the replication of nature. He invites us to imagine a landscape that has been “perfectly” reconstructed by landscape architects. Although he offers this as a best-case scenario, he postulates that even if the landscape will look the same, it will not actually be the same or as if nature…

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