- 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)
Leonardo da Vinci
15th century, Cinquecento
France, Louvre, Paris