Welcome to MonaLisa.info, your source of information on the most famous painting in human history, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa! It is safe to say that no other piece of visual art has been as thoroughly interpreted, admired, criticized, and widely known, as the Mona Lisa painting.
Here, you can learn more about the history and characteristics of the Mona Lisa, as well as its widespread influence in modern art. You can also find out more about the life and work of its creator, Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most famous painters of the period of Italian Renaissance art–who, in fact, was much more than a painter, as his knowledge and his work extended to many fields of human endeavor.
It is also important to see both the Mona Lisa and the other works of Leonardo da Vinci in the social and cultural context of the Renaissance period of European history, which started in Italy and spread throughout the Continent bringing about deep political, social, economic, and cultural changes.
And, of course, there is the Da Vinci Code, a well-known piece of contemporary fiction that is based on the work of da Vinci and presents a world of centuries of dark conspiracies and secret societies intertwined with the Roman Catholic Church, and which–both the novel as well as the movie–has made the name of Leonardo da Vinci at least as famous as his greatest masterpiece, the Mona Lisa.
To find out more about these exciting topics, check out the links to the different pages above!