Galleries & Museums
The Mona Lisa
Tips & Techniques
Visit the Mona Lisa
On the Louvre Museum website.
From the homepage, click
Virtual Tour of The Louvre Museum.
Treasures of The Louvre.
A large image of
the Mona Lisa.
Learn More About Mona
Myth of the Mona Lisa.
Technique of the Mona Lisa.
and recovery of the Mona Lisa.
Read about the
Learn More About Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy on April 15, 1452.
One of the greatest
geniuses to have ever lived, he was a
master painter, draftsman, engineer, inventor, mapmaker, and observer of the
He studied anatomy, physics, biology, and mathematics. His paintings are
breathtakingly beautiful; He is perhaps most famous for his paintings, the
and the Mona Lisa.
His accomplishments go far beyond the realm of art. He left drawings of
inventions such as aircraft, anatomical structures, hydraulic tools, and an
underwater diving suit, thus proving his genius as a scientist way ahead of
He routinely wrote in mirror script, so his writings could only be read in a
Leonardo da Vinci lived for 67 years; he died on May 2, 1519, in France.
animated Mona Lisa.
Mona Lisa - Images for a Modern World.
Is the Mona Lisa in Public Domain?
The external relations
department of the Louvre Museum allows works of art
contained in The Louvre to be
reproduced with the following mention:
"Musee du Louvre", the
title of the work, and the name of the artist.
If you would like more copyright
information concerning art from The Louvre,
please request by fax (33-1
If you would like a slide of a work of art in the Louvre
contact Reunion des Musees
Nationaux, Agence Photo (fax 33-1 40134601).