Why Is the Mona Lisa so Famous?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 9:53:29 AM ET
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A big reason for the popularity of the "Mona Lisa" is the fact that it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911. The image of the painting was placed on newspapers all over the world during the search for it, making it the most recognizable painting in the world.