The Mona Lisa. The famous portrait of a lady by Leonardo Da Vinci. I remember jumping high enough to see her over a crowd. Yes, the Mona Lisa is fascinating. She is loved and desired by many, and stolen a few times, too. There was a recent article at ArtInfo.com about stealing the Mona Lisa that summarizes how she was last stolen 1911 by Peruggia. If you want to read more, a quick search in Amazon yields three books by Noah Charney, Carson Morton, and Darian Leader.
The Louvre website is delightfully fun. There is a cartoon character that you can follow that explains a chosen set of artifacts. Go check it out at The Louvre Museum Website.
While I was in Paris, of course I visited the Louvre a couple of times! This was the closest I got to Ms. Mona Lisa...just because there other treasures to enjoy without having to fight a crowd.
Do you have a favorite art treasure at the Louvre? If you were to visit the Louvre, what art treasure is a must-see for you?
|The usual crowds in front of the Mona Lisa.|
|Eiffel Tower from Louvre Window ©2011 Angeline|
|Louvre Construction, Horseshoe Ramp ©2011 Angeline|
|Self Portrait, visiting Louvre ©2011 Angeline|
More to come about Paris...trickling through my blog posts!
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