Lunatica Desnuda recently compiled an amazing assortment of Mona Lisa inspired art. Shown here are just 10 of them as space allows.
On the blog are links and information on the many parodies of this famous portrait including the names of renowned artists who put their own stamp on her image.
The most recognisable is Salvador Dali’s “Self Portrait as Mona Lisa” (circa 1964).
The Mona Lisa is also known as “La Gioconda” and was painted in the 16th century by Leonardo da Vinci. The woman with the enigmatic smile is Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The original painting was commissioned for their new home and as a celebration of the birth of their second son. The painting become popular only after the 19th century and became a symbol of feminine mystique.