Da Vinci through the Mona Lisa painting became the first painter to use an aerial perspective to depict a sitter before an imaginary landscape in a portrait. The enigmatic and mysterious woman is seated on an open loggia as the picture portrays each side of the picture containing dark pillar bases. There is a vast landscape that seems to be receding to the icy mountains behind her. Human presence in this environment is portrayed by a distant bridge and winding paths. The woman’s clothing and hair create a series of sensuous curves through ‘sfumato’ that echo into the rivers and the undulating imaginary varies behind her.
Da Vinci is a creative painter as his calmness and style is characterized in the painting’s graceful figure, outlines, light and dark dramatic contrast and the overall feeling portrayed by Monalisa. Since Mona Lisa’s painting does not represent a real woman but an ideal woman, many people argue that it should be considered a ‘traditional portrait’ (Barolsky, 1987). Mona Lisa painting depicts harmony in painting as it connects and links nature with humanity through the faint smile. The Mona Lisa face has no visible hair neither eyelashes nor eyebrows. Research shows that during her time, facial hair was considered unsightly and most genteel women used to pluck them out. According to modern viewers, the semi-abstract quality of the face is slightly added by the missing eyebrows.
In conclusion, Mona Lisa was one of Da Vinci’s numerous works which are a masterpiece to marvel at to date. Mona Lisa which hangs on the walls of Muse de Louvre currently depicts a feminine mystique of a mysterious woman. Although controversies have arisen over the identity of the woman on the painting and the significance of the painting, many art historians and scholars have appreciated Mona Lisa’s enormous success. People from all over the world often gaze and wonder at the mysterious and smiling painting of Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa also means ‘Lisa, of the bare eyebrow’. The picture of Mona Lisa has also been used to grace many magazines, objects such as cups and souvenirs among others.