The compelling nature of the Mona Lisa has been the subject of many discussions. If you look closely at the painting, you can see that the corner of the eyes and mouth are blurry, Leonardo’s way to give the picture greater mystery. The identity of the lady in the painting is not known for certain. The most probable person is the wealthy Florentine Madonna Lisa del Giaconda. However it is also possible that Leonardo did not portrait a specific person. One interesting feature of the painting is the landscape. The landscape is uneven; the landscape to the left of the figure is noticeably lower than the right. I’m sure this painting is worth a lot. The Guinness Book of Records counts the Mona Lisa as the most valuable object ever insured.
In 6th grade my art teacher Ms. Cassil assigned the class to paint a picture she handed out for each student. Ms. Cassil handed me a picture of the Mona Lisa, she always knew I was fond of the Mona Lisa. I usually drew before I painted; it helps me have a better image of what I’m painting. Once I started drawing it was frustrating because I couldn’t draw the face structure very well, I kept erasing and erasing until I was satisfied at the end when I finally got it.
After finishing my last details left for my drawing it was time for painting. I gathered up all of the colors of paint and brushes needed for my Mona Lisa painting. I started painting and I worked my way to her clothing than going up to her face. Painting the face was making me nervous, because I wanted to depict the same mysterious smile and the wandering eyes. My teacher told me not to worry, that it wasn’t important to portray that in my painting. I listened to her and did my best in making the face compelling in my own way. Ms. Cassil suggested making the landscape uneven as it is in the original, so my painting can have a similar effect as Leonardo’s.
I took her suggestion and the painting turned out great, for my final touch I...