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Analyzing Art

Josh Bedard

Rasmusen College

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G125/HUM2023 Section 14 Humanities - 2014 Winter Quarter

Analyzing Art

The piece of art that I chose was the Mona Lisa. This is one of the most well-known pieces of art in the world. It is also covered in mystery. The painting is one of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. She is sitting in a chair looking at the painter. She has a subdued look on her face, yet if you look closely at her eyes and lips she almost has a smirk on her face. One that is trying to say “if they only knew what this painting was about.” As if it was meant for as a clue for one or two few special people to see and not the everyday person. I like many people are not sure what the reasoning behind this painting is. The painting could have been for just a painting or as some people think it could have been for a whole other reason. Some think that it could be a female version of the painter himself or have hidden meaning within the painting. When looking at this painting I think there is a story behind it. I think her eyes tell you a story that many people may not see. I think that there is a reason for this painting that many have not looked at. It almost seems like she is trying not to laugh while posing for the painting. As if what she is wearing and the way she is posing is as if she is trying to trick everyone who will be looking at the painting. This painting show perfectly what the style of the time was. Large oversized dresses and the colors of them. You can also see how the painting was done in such a way that you can also tell when the painting was done. This painting captures my attention not just because of the master craftsmanship done on it but also the myth that goes with it. Leonardo was a genius of his time. He thought of things century’s before they were…...

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