Mona Lisa also known as La Gioconda (la Joconde) is the 16 th century oil painting on popular wood by none other than the archetype “ Renaissance Man”, Leonardo da Vinci . Presently it's a property of French Government, and is hanging in Musée de Louvre, Paris. Mona Lisa is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, which finds its presence in almost every museum, although in form of a reproduction. There is very much substance or the secret in the Mona Lisa picture . Very f ew works of art have been subjected to such scrutiny, study, mythologizing and parody as Mona Lisa. History related to painting “Mona Lisa”
It was year 1503 in which Leonardo da Vinci began painting Mona Lisa.It was completed in four years according to Vasari.French king FrancoiseI invited Leonardo to paint at Clos Luc é near his castle. He carried Mona Lisa along with. King liked “Mona Lisa” a lot and bought it for 4000 écus. He kept this painting in Fontainebleau. Until King Louis XIV moved it, it remained there in Fontainebleau.
French King Louis XIV moved the painting to Palace of Versailles. It was moved to Louvre after the French Revolution. It was personally liked by Napoleon I and he placed it in his bedroom at the Tuileries Palace. Later it was sent to Louvre again.
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