La Giaconda

Citation
La Giaconda

Material Information

Title:
La Giaconda
Alternate title:
Mona Lisa
Creator:
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 ( Painter : artist )
Prado. ID=SMP
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Madrid, Spain
Italy (Milan or Rome)
Style: Renaissance
School: High Renaissance
Movement: High Renaissance
Italian
Painting
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
Painted on a thin backing of poplar wood, the modeling of the face is astonishingly realistic. After preparing the wooden panel with several layers of coating, he first of all drew his motif directly onto the picture, before painting it in oil, adding very weak turpentine, which enabled him to paint on inumerable layers of transparent colour, known as glaze, and to endlessly remodel the face. The glaze, skilfully worked, heightens the effects of light and shade on the face, constituting what Leonardo himself called "sfumato". This technique enables the perfect imitation of flesh, due to refined treatment of the human figure plunged into half-obscurity or chiaroscurro, and enabled Leonardo to satisfy his preoccupation with realism.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1503
General Note:
Completion Date: 1506
General Note:
Inventory: 504

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-LIF0426 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.lif0426 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Beginning Date: 1503
Completion Date: 1506
Inventory: 504
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Painted on a thin backing of poplar wood, the modeling of the face is astonishingly realistic. After preparing the wooden panel with several layers of coating, he first of all drew his motif directly onto the picture, before painting it in oil, adding very weak turpentine, which enabled him to paint on inumerable layers of transparent colour, known as glaze, and to endlessly remodel the face. The glaze, skilfully worked, heightens the effects of light and shade on the face, constituting what Leonardo himself called "sfumato". This technique enables the perfect imitation of flesh, due to refined treatment of the human figure plunged into half-obscurity or chiaroscurro, and enabled Leonardo to satisfy his preoccupation with realism.
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Madrid, Spain
Italy (Milan or Rome)
653
Style: Renaissance
School: High Renaissance
Movement: High Renaissance
Italian
Painting
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Painting
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Prado. ID=SMP
773
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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