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Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of painting the Mona Lisa, an oil painting on canvas, as a commission from Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The painting was to be a portrait of Giocondo's ... More »

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Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was mostly painted in Florence, Italy, between 1503 and 1506. However, the landscape behind the subject is imaginary, probably based on regions in the Italian Montefeltro region. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci became one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. Some of his most famous artwork includes the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” More »

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Although the origins of the "Mona Lisa" are shrouded in mystery, scholars believe that Leonardo da Vinci painted his most famous work after it was commissioned to him by Francesco del Giocondo, a silk merchant from Flore... More »

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Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was mostly painted in Florence, Italy, between 1503 and 1506. However, the landscape behind the subject is imaginary, probably based on regions in the Italian Montefeltro region. More »

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It is estimated that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in Florence, Italy during the years 1503 to 1506. It is further estimated that he continued to work on the piece until the year 1517. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci painted the "Mona Lisa" in the early 1500s. The model is believed to be Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. This masterpiece also is referred to as "La Gioconda," which is a play on her hus... More »

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