How long did it take Leonardo da Vinci to paint the"Mona Lisa"?

Answer Leonardo da Vinci began painting his great masterpiece, the "Mona Lisa," in 1503. He continued working on it for 16 years, finally completing it in 1519. He worked on it off and on during that time... Read More »

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What inspired Leonardo da Vinci to paint the"Mona Lisa"?

The woman who inspired the "Mona Lisa" was Lisa Gherardini. It is thought that her husband, Francesco Del Giocondo, commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint a portrait of his wife in the early 1500s... Read More »

What was Leonardo da Vinci's name for the Mona Lisa?

According to the Louvre, the museum where the Mona Lisa is housed, Leonardo da Vinci titled his painting "Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo." Little is known about the his... Read More »

What is the estimated value of the Leonardo da Vinci portrait of Mona Lisa?

The current estimated value of The Mona Lisa is 500 million dollars (U.S.). The Louvre recently sprung for a 6 million dollar refurbishment to spruce up the 500-year-old painting, further protectin... Read More »

Where did Leonardo da Vinci paint"The Last Supper"?

Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper" at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. He completed the tempera and plaster fresco in 1498. Leonardo's many artworks employed innova... Read More »