The enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa ?

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  • The Mona Lisa is the most visited work of art in the world. The method of not drawing outlines (sfumato) creates an ambiguous impression.
  • Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci possibly portrayed Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo.
  • Begining of the 16th century (Cinquecento).
  • On permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
(Leonardo da Vinci)