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The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
by Robert Noah
A light fictional story based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 and the revelation of the intricate plot surrounding that theft in 1932.

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Mona Lisa, one of Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest paintings has fascinated millions for years. But what makes this painting so enthralling to the masses? His "Last Supper" is certainly of higher fame, but the Mona Lisa seems to captivate us all. Join the Starving Artists Club as we explore why this painting, which in real life appears smaller than most expect, has the power to enrapture the viewer and draw one into the painting itself.

While digging up information on the Net for this topic I came across a quiz (partially listed here) regarding the Mona Lisa. Together in this topic, we'll explore the answers.

1) Who is thought to be the woman in the Mona Lisa?

  1. Leonardo's mother
  2. A Florentine woman
  3. Lodovico's wife

2) Where is the Mona Lisa now?

  1. at the Smithsonian
  2. at the Art Institute of Chicago
  3. at the Louvre Museum in Paris

3) What is the blurred outline style of painting that was developed by Leonardo called?

  1. sfumato
  2. sforza
  3. vincini

4) What makes the Mona Lisa appear like a living being?

  1. the type of shading used to define her features
  2. the background is different on both sides making her "stand out" more
  3. the expression on her face

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