Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mona Lisa Fine Art Necktie

The latest theory - who Da Vinci used as a model for his Mona Lisa?

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

I never believed that Mona was a self portrait and there has been some talk about Mona being a man not a woman but that is not going to sit well around here. I sell Mona Lisa Ties and have always loved her so I don't care what any art historian says. That alluring Mona Lisa smile cannot be that of a man, can it?
 
Leonardo da Vinci
Our Mona Lisa fine art necktie is a wonderful illustration of Da Vinci's master piece. The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the history of art and continues to inspire reproduction, parody, scientific theory, and more. In 2003-2006 the world celebrated the 500th anniversary of the painting which now has its own room at the Louvre. The painting has achieved celebrity status and is continually appearing as subject of news articles around the globe.  Visit the Louvre Web Site for Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde) is a 16th-century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci during the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. The portrait  was painted in Florence between 1503 and 1506. It is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The work is currently owned by the Government of France and is on display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris under the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo.  Read more on Wikipedia.org the encyclopedia of the Web

    
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An art historian's claim that da Vinci painted Mona Lisa using a male model is receiving great criticism on line.  Surely the painting of Mona Lisa is loved by many who will not accept this latest theory of how da Vinci created this master piece.  Several years ago a theory surfaced that Mona Lisa was a self portrait which seemed to be hard to believe as well. Read more about the latest theory here

Leonardo da Vinci was not only an artist, he was an astronomer, sculptor, geologist, mathematician, botanist, inventor, engineer, architect and even a musician. He has been perhaps the most fascinating person to ever live who has been described as the embodiment of the Renaissance period. The 16 Century is recognized as the greatest period of Italian art which can be attributed in-part to da Vinci’s work. Read more here Leonardo da Vinci, the Artist and Inventor 

Mona Lisa stolen? On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings in the world, was stolen right off the wall of the Louvre (famous museum in Paris, France). It was such an inconceivable crime, that the Mona Lisa wasn't even noticed missing until the following day.

Who would steal such a famous painting? Why did they do it? Was the Mona Lisa lost forever? read further here on  
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Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa's Smile - by Nick Pisa, Rome Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old Renaissance masterpiece has long been steeped in mystery, and even today the true identity of the woman with the alluring smile still far from certain.

Now members of Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage have revealed that by magnifying high resolution images of the Mona Lisa's eyes letters and numbers can be seen.  read more here

If you love Mona Lisa like I love Mona Lisa ( it’s that alluring Mona Lisa smile ) then you probably love Italian food also.  If you ever find yourself in San Francisco's trendy North Beach you'll probably want to to dine in a special place on Columbus between Grant Ave and Vallejo St baring Leonardo's smiling model's name,  Ristorante Mona Lisa is Italian family owned and serves up authentic Italian cuisine according to recipes passed on from mother to daughter.  Ten years ago I designed Mona Lisa Neckties for their waiters and waitresses to wear and also for souvenirs for guests.  That tie became very popular which prompted many re-orders including a version of Mona wearing a Santa Claus Cap one year.

Check out our Mona Lisa neckties, part of our fine art tie collection