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Leonardo's Mona Lisa

AR115 Introduction to the Visual Arts

Park University

Mr. Trevis Martin
December 2, 2012

Leonardo's Mona Lisa

The tetragrammaton simply means "four letters," YHWH; which stand for the name of the God of Israel, and means "to be." The proper pronunciation and spelling was too holy to say or write that it was lost centuries ago and cannot be found in any ancient writings; therefore, Israelis substituted the name to Yahweh, or Jehovah, but only pronounce and write Adoni which means Lord. There are some things that cannot be explained, and this sort of story is not only found in religion, it can also be found in art. She is called The Mona Lisa, a most-beautiful "strange image [that] strikes at the subconscious with a force that is extremely rare in an individual work of art" (Sassoon, 2003). Her popularity is beyond comprehension and colors and lines too deep to express, and one's words are lost when one looks at her gaze. Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher (2010) explain that "the word 'art' cannot be found in any English dictionary before 1880 and that even when it did appear it was used primarily with reference to painting" (Zelanski & Fisher, 2010, p.13). Furthermore, the Oxford Dictionary defines art as "the skillful production of the beautiful in visible forms" (qtd. in Zelanski & Fisher 13). This almost sounds like an oxymoron; "beautiful in visible forms." How can one produce beauty, or better yet, how can someone produce what the mind cannot comprehend nor the tongue explain when beholding the Mona Lisa? Like a religious pilgrimage, over six million people travel each year to Musée du Louvre in Paris and "stroll through the museum freely admitting their primary motivation to view the most famous painting in the world" (Atalay & Wamsley, 2009). She was Leonardo da Vinci greatest work, many argue…...

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