Leonardo da Vinci painted the most famous Mona Lisa | Mona Lisa was stolen from the Paris Art Museum and reached Italy

Leonardo da Vinci painted the most famous Mona Lisa | Mona Lisa was stolen from the Paris Art Museum and reached Italy

Mona LisaLeonardo da Vinci’s name reminds us the most famous painting Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.  Most of us recognize him as an artist.  Very few of us know that he was a mathematician, sculptor, musician and a philosopher.

Once a friend of Leonardo’s father gave him a wood plate and asked him to paint any beautiful picture on it.  His father gave the plate to Leonardo.  Leonardo’s father was surprised to see the painting Leonardo drew on that plate.  As the pictures had life like appearance his father encouraged him to be an artist.

Later on he became a famous artist.  The painting, ‘The Last Supper’, which he did between 1495 and 1497, brought him many laurels.  This painting had the picture of Lord Jesus and his 12 disciples.  The Emperor of France wanted this painting to be in his prayer room.  Leonardo has taken many precautions to paint this picture.  He went to places where betrayers and gamblers roam to observe their features so that he could draw the face of Iscariot.

During 1503-1506, he painted the picture of the wife of an estate owner.  To keep her smiling, he arranged clowns and musicians.  Her beauty attracted him and he kept the finished painted with him.  That is the painting of Mona Lisa.  Leonardo died in the year 1519 and the painting Mona Lisa changed many hands and reached Paris Art Museum.  It was stolen from the museum and was found in Italy.  Mona Lisa is the masterpiece painted by Leonardo da Vinci which is worth a few crores.

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