Interpretations of Mona Lisa
I’m sure we all know famous painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. People of all the generations heard of it since it was painted in early 16th ct in Florence, Italy. But did you know Mona Lisa was wife of Franceso del Giocondo so she was actually called La Gioconda or La Joconde? The original portrait is located now in Louvre Museum in Paris.
But there are so many caricatures, parodies and imitations all over the world, some of them well-known (like the one by Salvador Dalí or Marcel Duchamp), some less.
I went to see the exhibition called La Gioconda è nuda hold in Palazzo Granafei-Nervegna, in the center of Brindisi, Italy.
The exhibition was open from the 26th Nov 2010 to 15th Feb 2011 so you still have a lot of time to attend it. You can see there loads of different interpretations of Mona Lisa portrait, from 1500 to nowadays – bizarre, funny, modern ones next to the ones from Renaissance.
Here are the interpretations I like the most plus I add a bonus – the last photo is me as Mona Lisa: