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Leonardo and the Mona Lisa story : the history of a painting told in pictures

Author: Donald Sassoon; Leonardo, da Vinci
Publisher: New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth/Madison Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We've all seen that famous smile a thousand times. It graces the face of La Gioconda, or the Mona Lisa, created by Leonardo da Vinci around 1505. Five centuries later, her mysterious smile has reached celebrity status. Da Vinci himself is in the public eye like no other artist before him.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sassoon, Donald, 1946-
Leonardo and the Mona Lisa story.
New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth/Madison Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607398751
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Sassoon; Leonardo, da Vinci
ISBN: 1585678406 9781585678402 0715636146 9780715636145 9781895892819 1895892813
OCLC Number: 71752838
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 349 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Renaissance man, 1452-1515 --
Leonardo's lady, 1516-1700 --
From Napoleon to the femmes fatales, 1701-1910 --
Theft of the century, 1911-1913 --
Global icon, 1914-2006.
Responsibility: Donald Sassoon.

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Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci first painted "La Gioconda", or the "Mona Lisa", her mysterious smile retains its celebrity status. From photographs of Florence to paintings by Leonardo's  Read more...

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