Mona Lisa Smile

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  • Feminism In Mona Lisa Smile

    Set in the circa of the 1950's, the movie, "Mona Lisa Smile" is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era (Mona Lisa Feminist/ Conflict Theory). The film is very true to the period it was set in; taking great lengths to ensure authentic depiction of the era. Katherine Watson, played by Julia Roberts, is the main character of the film. The film takes place at Wellesley College, a very prestigious all girls’ school. Katherine lands her dream job as an art professor at Wellesley, teaching some of the smartest women in the country. But when she arrives the school isn’t what she expected. “It’s the perfect ruse, a finishing school disguised as a…

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  • Mona Lisa Smile Analysis

    For many years, women’s issues and rights have been a topic of discussion and debate throughout the world. As time progresses, new issues emerge and are addressed at different levels within society. Although groups such as women’s rights activists, policy makers, and the general community have a large impact on spreading messages about women’s issues, portrayal of controversial topics have been depicted in popular films and other media sources. For the purposes of this analysis, I will reflect…

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  • What Makes Mona Lisa Smile

    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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  • Joan Brandwyn: Character Analysis Of Mona Lisa Smile

    Mona Lisa Smile: Joan Brandwyn Character Analysis “So the choice is yours, ladies. You can conform to what other people expect, or, you can…” “I know. Be ourselves.” The above dialogue summarizes the central theme of the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile, a feminist film about Katherine Watson, an art history teacher at the Wellesley College with a liberal outlook on the subject she teaches and in life in general. Her views regarding the role of women in society and the lives of the different female…

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  • Mona Lisa Smile Movie Analysis

    This chapter consists of two major sections. The first part is finding and discussion of the students' experience of gender equality issues. The second part is the gender equality issues in the United States during the 1950s. The finding part presents the data gained from the instruments employed. The objectives of this study are to find out the gender equality issues portrayed in the movie Mona Lisa Smile and to explore gender equality issues experienced by Sampoerna University's students. The…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: Curiosity And The Desire For Beauty

    The figure of the woman within the painting and her appearance are the most important feature of the painting. The Mona Lisa looks both pleasant and vague, like a human, but with unnatural features. And although other observers view the Mona Lisa differently, the most frequent point of interest is the curiosity behind the reason for her smile. The expression of the Mona Lisa appears detached yet makes you drawn to the painting. If you gaze at the painting long enough it seems as if the smile…

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  • The Art Movement: Leonardo Da Vinci And The Renaissance

    It brought memories to when times get hard and when someone thinks they cant get through or times are too rough and one feels as if they don’t have the truth to pull theres are always a smile hidden somewhere. Even when times are rough still find a way to smile even if its not a full smile. I believe this artwork means to always keep smiling. I think da Vinci made this artwork because at the time it was painted it was hard times so he painted it to bring light to people’s…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's The Mona Lisa

    as many know, is the Mona Lisa. It is a portrait of a captivating young woman named Lisa Gherardini. Her husband, Francesco Del Giocondo, had requested for da Vinci to paint his wife in celebration of both their new home and the birth of their second son. Interestingly enough, however, Giocondo never actually received the painting he had commissioned da Vinci to do; da Vinci was a rigorous when it came to his artwork, and he was always seeking perfection. When it came to the Mona Lisa, and…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mona Lisa

    artist Leonardo da Vinci or his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, or both. It is arguably the best-known painting in the world “attracting six-million visitors a year.” The eccentric artist, curious history, unprecedented style, and ever-changing context of the Mona Lisa are as intriguing as her mysterious smile. Leonardo da Vinci was born illegitimately to a peasant woman in 1452 in “Vinci in the Tuscan country side, thirty miles from Florence, Italy.” Circumstances like these could certainly lead…

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  • The Mona Lisa Humanism

    that best represents the philosophy and art of this period is the Mona Lisa. The philosophy of humanism brought on a time where the focus was on the human being. The previous philosophy of the medieval time was more focused on biblical motivation, whereas humanism was not. Humanism stood for the; " the emergence of the individual figure, in place of stereotyped or symbolic figure, greater realism and consequent…

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