Journal article

What’s so special about the Mona Lisa

Charles Green, Susan Broomhall

The Conversation | The Conversation Media Group | Published : 2019

Abstract

Every day, thousands of people from around the world crowd into a stark, beige room at Paris’s Louvre Museum to view its single mounted artwork, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.To do so, they walk straight past countless masterpieces of the European Renaissance. Sowhy does the Mona Lisa seem so special?

University of Melbourne Researchers