Facts about the Mona Lisa

  • The Mona Lisa was painted in 1503 -1507
  • The artist was called Leonardo da Vinci.
  • It took about 4 years to paint it .
  • it now live in the Louvre museum.
  • It has been stolen once in 1911
  • it is worth about £2.5 billion
  • in 1056 a rock was chucked at the panting and hit the left elbow so that why there is a bot of damage to it
  • The painting was made of of oil paint
  • Leonardo Vinci painted the portrait with the help of the thirty layers of different shades. Some layers were thin while others were slightly thick.
  • Leonardo da Vinci never completed the portrait though. When he died in 1519, it was one of many unfinished works left to his assistant.
  • Napolean once had Mona Lisa hung in his bedroom in the Tuileries Palace for four years.

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