With the unfortunate fate of being stored in the same room as the Mona Lisa, Paolo Veronese's The Wedding at Cana, in which Jesus Christ at a wedding party in Cana, Galilee, performs his first miracle by turning water into wine, is fabulous art.
Pascal Cotte via artnet NewsA study 15 years in the making revealed a hidden drawing underneath the Mona Lisa's surface. Centuries after its creation, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa still has secrets to reveal. Most recently, a high-tech study of the painting found a hidden drawing beneath the paint.
A number of experts have argued that Leonardo made two versions based on the differences in details in Raphael's sketch. Circa 1505, Raphael executed a pen-and-ink sketch, in which columns flanking the subject are substantially more apparent. Experts universally agree that this sketch was based on Leonardo's portrait.
The Mona Lisa
The portrait assumed to be of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo is considered to be the most famous painting in the world. The theft of this canvas by Leonardo da Vinci in the 19th century and the mystery surrounding its origin never fail to draw the crowds.
2. The Raft of Medusa. The Raft of Medusa was an instant success and brought Géricault to celebrity status. The painting depicts a raft full of people who had suffered a ship wreck.
On the 30th anniversary of the Musée National Picasso-Paris, in 2015, four canvases by Picasso were hung at the Louvre, together with eight engravings and drawings at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix.
The Isleworth Mona Lisa is of the same subject as the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. and there are many similarities between the two. Both paintings depict a dark haired woman, Lisa Gherardini, who sits at an angle and is surrounded by the landscape behind her.
An Italian researcher says the key to solving the enigmas of "Mona Lisa"' lies in her eyes. Silvano Vinceti claims he has found the letter "S" in the woman's left eye, the letter "L" in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.
The Mona Lisa has been stolen once but has been vandalized many times. It was stolen on 21 August 1911 by an Italian Louvre employee who was driven to...
Possession for Kings and Queens. Believed to have been commissioned around 1500, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi was painted for either King Louis XII of France or his consort, Anne of Brittany.
The Mona Lisa currently sits behind bulletproof glass as a result of repeated things being thrown at it including stones, acid, and even a coffee mug! The bulletproof glass was donated by Japan as a gift after it was exhibited in the Tokyo National Museum attracting over 2 million visitors in 1974.
Said to be the most beautiful drawing in the world by art historian Sir Kenneth Clark, the work is a study for the oil painting known as the Virgin of the Rocks (in the Louvre Museum)—representing a universally admired example of Leonardo's ideal of feminine beauty.
It's housed in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan Italy. No, it's not in Rome! The Last Supper is in Milan. No painting is so familiar, save for the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
A lot of people wonder why the Mona Lisa doesn't have any eyebrows. Well, that mystery has now been solved thanks to an engineer called Pascal Cotte. The Mona Lisa when Da Vinci painted her did indeed have eyebrows but that over time and over cleaning have eroded them to the point that they are no longer visible.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known painting insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $870 million in 2021).
For centuries the enigmatic smile of Leonardo Da Vinci's 500-year old masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, has intrigued, infatuated and even befuddled academics. But now Italian art historian Carla Glori claims to have solved a real life Da Vinci Code mystery of the landscape in the painting, reports the Guardian.
It is believed, however, that the Mona Lisa does not smile; she wears an expression common to people who have lost their front teeth. A closeup of the lip area shows a scar that is not unlike that left by the application of blunt force.
At an auction held at Christie's New York in 2016 during a contemporary art event, Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci turned into the most expensive painting ever sold, selling for $450 million at the end of a nineteen-minute bidding war.
(The Mona Lisa is more widely believed to be Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of a Florentine merchant.) The Isleworth Mona Lisa is the third known copy of the painting, joining the well-known Louvre version, and a more obscure one held at the Prado in Madrid.
Guinness World Records lists Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting. On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$900 million in 2021.
The Salvator Mundi was purchased in New York in November 2017 for $450m by a little-known Saudi prince, who was reportedly acting as a proxy to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
At the Louvre – Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art.
Meet Ain Ghazal. At 9000 years old, Ain is the earliest work that the Louvre has in its possession. And actually, Ain is only with the Louvre for 30 years.
There are only 15 paintings attributed to the Italian Renaissance master, and the Louvre is showing 11 of them. Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images. The painting Saint Anne, the Virgin, and the Child Playing with a Lamb a.k.a. The Saint Anne by Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre.