Rebirth Of Classical Learning And Values Of The Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci

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Around the 1400’s and 1500’s, Western Europe experienced a rebirth of classical learning and values. Due to this rebirth, this time period was considered as the “Renaissance.” The term Renaissance comes from an italian word “rinascita” which actually means rebirth. Many historians believe that the famous Black Death was a contribution to the Renaissance. Around the year of 1347, rats infested with fleas carrying bubonic plague arrived on the Island of Sicily. Within weeks and months, the disease spread and spread to many cities nearby like Venice and Pisa. This horrible and terrifying disease caused around twenty five to forty million deaths in the 14th century. Many historians believe that after this tragedy, it was time for a new start or …show more content…
The “Mona Lisa” was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci somewhere in between the time of 1503-1505. The painting was painted with Oil on wood. This portrait was believed to be a portrait of the wife of the Florentine banker Zanobi del Giocondo. The painting conveys a psychological depth that has continued to fascinate viewers up to the modern era. The portrait powers derives from a manipulation of light and shadow that also imparts a blurred imprecision of the women’s features. Making it an aura of ambiguity and mystery. I personally have heard that many people to this day are not fully sure whether the woman is smiling or whether the women is a bit sad, …show more content…
This painting was created in the year of 1509 with oil on a canvas. This painting is found to be mysterious, such as Leonardo’s portrait of “Mona Lisa”. Many historians know nothing about this painting. At the right of the painting, a women sits, almost nude, and is breastfeeding her child. On the other side of the painting, a somewhat disheveled man stands wearing a costume what appears to be some type of soldier. In the middle of the painting, there stands a pediment topped by two broken columns. There is also a bridge in the background, further in the distance. The sky is cloudy and gray and appears to have some lightning in the clouds. Many historians and artist were never too sure with what the relationship was between this man and

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