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    Mona Lisa Visual Analysis

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    In light of John Searle’s claim that the Background plays an important role in determining the content of a visual perception, two people can view the same Mona Lisa painting and have non-identical visual experiences. Even if they have equal mental and physical functions, are equally distanced from the painting, and are standing in the same angle in respect to the painting, the visual experience for two people is unique to each individual because the ability to interpret and generate meaning differs from individual to individual. Hence, the same object can cause two different visual experiences depending on one’s own Background. According to Searle, the Background is a set of “know-hows,” of knowing how things are and how to do things, that…

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    The Mona Lisa is one of the famous world-renown paintings in our era today. One reason why people say the Mona Lisa is famous is because many people are fascinated by the mysteriousness the woman in the portrait displays. I never understood why Mona Lisa why? But I did some research and I found out back in the day around the 1850’s to the 19th century the Mona Lisa was not the most famous painting in the world. Paintings made by Raphael were much more popular than any other paintings during…

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    There were no skyscrapers in sight which was really nice. We then made our way to the Louvre, where we were told to get lunch and then meet up back here. My friends and I decided to go walk around a bit and go to a cute little café, in the heart of the city. We were by ourselves so we had to figure out on our own how to order in French. After we ate, we went to some souvenir shops and then headed back to the Louvre. Once we were all there, we went in. By that time, I was already fed up with…

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    What makes Mona Lisa smile famous and what are the hidden secret behind its smile? Leonardo Da Vinci was born in April 15 1452, in Vinci, Italy .greatest of the “renaissance man” possessor of the curious mind and keep intellect, he studied law of science nature, which greatly informed his work as a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman. His ideas and body of work—which includes "Virgin of the Rocks," "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa"—have influenced countless…

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    The Renaissance was the cultural rebirth of modern thinking, beginning in the 14th century but had most of its effect in the 16th century. There were many people who had a large effect during the high renaissance. Many people believe the renaissance and its people to be an amazing time in world history. However the renaissance was nothing amazing in the bigger picture. There are many aspects of the renaissance that could be addressed. This essay will discuss one of the main men in the…

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    Many artists during this era painted religious paintings, but they were not the same. While the middle Ages, primarily focus on religious themes, the Renaissance art appeared to have more depth in the paintings that were religious. Leonardo Da Vinci was a Renaissance artist, because he helped shape and contribute during this era. He had many great talents and skills that presented this. Leonardo wore many hats, such as an inventor, as well as an artist. Leonardo was truly a brilliant person…

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    Michelangelo Buonarroti, also known as "Father and Master of All the Arts", often comes to mind when the Renaissance is the topic of discussion. Michelangelo became wealthy and famous during his lifetime, from growing up with a family in the banking business, to becoming a famous figure in the Renaissance. He was a sculptor, architect, poet, and painter who always strived for perfection in all of his works. Michelangelo contributed to society by supporting the humanist movement during the…

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    Throughout the course, there were significant amounts of arts that we observed and the fact we have to choose a top four is just inconceivable. Even though it was difficult finding my four choices, I was able to narrow them down in terms of significance and purpose. My four works of art that I will be discussing about are Mona Lisa (painting), The Colosseum (architecture), Everyman (theater), and Dao De Jing (philosophy). The Mona Lisa, obviously, was created by Leonardo Da Vinci between the…

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    Many are familiar with Leonardo Da Vinci, and the greatness and mystery the name holds. Whether their knowledge comes from the famous painting of the Mona Lisa that hangs in La Louvre in France, or something far more simple as a the ninja turtle, the name is internationally renowned. With his skill and natural thirst for knowledge, Da Vinci was quite possibly the absolute finest mind to ever come out of the renaissance, greater than Michelangelo even, or dare the author say it, Van Eyck. What…

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    the way he captured their emotions and brought this moment to life through this painting. For this reason, the painting is considered to this day a Renaissance art because to this day no other artist can get those small details so precise as he did. When Leonardo’s sponsor in Milan was overthrown, he had to return to Florence (Science and Its Times, 2001). During his time staying in Florence this time, he painted another famous painting. This painting was of a local merchant’s wife named Lisa…

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