Mona Lisa (short version) by Leonardo da Vinci: Great Art Explained

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Great art explained in under fifteen minutes. James Payne discusses the Mona Lisa in the first in this series of short films.

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The Mona Lisa is without doubt the most famous painting in the world, yet perhaps we are over familiar with her. Here I explain why I think it is not only a great painting but also a revolution in art.


Chinese subtitles by Xue Charles.
Italian subtitles by Andreo Telesforo
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Spanish Subtitles by Xanderall
Hindi subtitles by Piyush Rana
French subtitles by Ismael Kraeber
Greek Subtitles by Dimitris Grammenos

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Mona Lisa Revealed – Guiseppe Pallantini
Mona Lisa: The History of the world’s most famous painting – Sassoon
Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson
The Complete Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci – Paul Richter (editor)

Music: Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
”Theme” music: JS Bach “Sonata for violin solo No.1 in G Minor”
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