France’s Louvre Museum is getting ready to reopen almost four months after COVID-19 forced it to close, but visitors will find one feature missing: the heaving crowd jostling to get a view of the “Mona Lisa”.
A French street artist's interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said.
This coincides with the global celebrations of this historical figure, which contributed a lot in many areas of science and arts.
An Italian museum says it plans to carry out DNA tests on a lock of hair it believes might have belonged to the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.
The Nigerian Mona Lisa, a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February, is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared.
"I think of it as the African Mona Lisa," said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess which recently turned up in a London flat.
InFocus culture center’s event hosted by editor and translator Mona Saad, to lead an in-depth discussion about the “Mona Lisa” painting on Friday, January 12
A nude prototype sketch of the Mona Lisa possibly drawn by Da Vinci himself has been analyzed to determine the artist.
Monday, August 21 marks the 104th theft anniversary of Mona Lisa’s theft by Italian handyman Vincenzo Peruggia in 1911.