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Subject: DayTips' Sudden Facts: 05/01/01
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 13:54:56 -0700
From: Ginger Miller Ginger.Miller@SDInc.com
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May 01, 2001
SUDDEN FACTS (tm)
What is the real name of the painting known as the "Mona Lisa"?
The real name of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting is "La Giaconda." The painting is supposed to be a portrait of the wife of a middle-class Florentine merchant named Francesco del Giacondo. Art historians have suggested other intriguing possibilities as well. Read on.
Why doesn't the Mona Lisa have any eyebrows?
It seems strange to us now, but shaving off one's eyebrows was the fashion in Renaissance Florence. Mona Lisa would have been part of the "in" group.
Why is the Mona Lisa smiling?
Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa between 1503 and 1506. Ever since, viewers and art critics have speculated about the source of the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. One Italian doctor, Filippo Surano, speculates that the woman who sat for the portrait may have suffered from bruxism, an unconscious habit of grinding the teeth during sleep or periods of stress (such as the stress of posing for a terribly long time). Dr. Lillian Schwartz of Bell Labs has another, more radical, theory. She notes that Da Vinci recorded in his notebooks the records of model sittings, but never recorded ANY record of the Mona Lisa model sitting. Dr. Schwartz suggests that the Mona Lisa is actually a self-portrait of Da Vinci as a woman. She came to this conclusion after analyzing the facial features of Leonardo's face and that of the Mona Lisa. Dr. Schwartz digitized both a self-portrait of the artist and the Mona Lisa, then flipped the self portrait and merged the two images together using a computer. She noticed the features of the face aligned perfectly. Want to see for yourself?
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 18:55:56 -0400
From: Pamela Dumas firstname.lastname@example.org
Right after I mailed my first reply what came across my screen but the answer you were interested in........you were mentioned on: Sudden Facts Ezine < email@example.com.
Better yet, I will send you a copy of how I know it was them (they always answer the question asked about the subject from the pervious day) and how you can contact them.....
PREVIOUS TRIVIA QUESTION & ANSWER
Has the Mona Lisa ever been stolen?
Yes. It was called the biggest art heist in history. In 1911, an employee at the Louvre simply walked out with the Mona Lisa (a rather small painting at 20 7/8" x 30") hidden under his painter's smock. The employee, Vincenzo Peruggia, felt the Italian painting belonged to Italy and shouldn't be kept in France. Peruggia was encouraged to steal the painting by Eduardo de Valfierno, an Argentine con man. While Peruggia himself kept the Mona Lisa, hiding it in the false bottom of a trunk, the con man took advantage of the theft by hiring an art forger to make six copies of the stolen painting. He sold these copies to unscrupulous collectors who knew the painting had been stolen and believed they were getting the real thing. Now that's a con! The con man made what would be millions in today's currency. The Mona Lisa was not returned to the Louvre until 1913 when Peruggia attempted to sell it to a Florence art dealer.
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Hope this answers your simple question as to how I came to your site.
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 08:32:35 -0800
From: "k8 rogers"email@example.com
I'll see what i can do... i dont have an art section going right now, but that doesnt mean i couldn't start one. Be patient with me. :)
Web Resources for Educators
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 17:47:41 +0100
From: Dan firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the links, I'll take a look and add them to the links section over the weekend.
Dan Moorhouse http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 16:59:06 -0500
From: Webmaster email@example.com
Thanks for your recommendations. I'll check them out!
Web English Teacher
Youth Tech Web Picks RISD Boston Art Resources
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 09:19:36 -0400
From: Cathy Chamberlain firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for writing and I will review the sites for submission to the site. Thanks again
Subject: Re: Thank you for visiting our site
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 08:34:34 -0500
From: "Joey A Butler" Joey.Butler@ipaper.com
Nice to hear from you! It is great to see that you have a sense of humor about your work! I was sent a link to your site as part of a daily email that I receive with interesting facts, trivia, sites of interest, etc. I appreciate you taking the time to email me. I am so used to logging my opinion about something in a guestbook or suchlike and never hearing a word.
If I was able to do the programming, I'd put together something like, say, Ernest Borgnine morphing into Elle MacPherson to confirm the rumor that they are, in fact, the same person. (Have you ever seen them in the same room together, or in a photograph side by side?)
Thanks so much,
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 11:33:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donique Ramsaroop
Thank you for sending me the answer for the question i asked, although it sounds like a joke but it is very nice to know someone had an answer to my question.
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 09:26:36 -0400
From: mrklein email@example.com
Thanks I'll definately add the link during the next weekly update. Yes I enjoyed your website more than anything else there!
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 08:03:48 -0700
From: Kimberly Elko KElko@wacom.com
Thank you for the kind words.
I will be sending out the video this week.
I was on the road the entire month of April.
How many tablets do you own and what kind.
Is if possible to get copies of the student's work. I am working 20 state AEA Art educators Associations coming up and it would be great to show off your students work.
Thanks in advance,
(formally known as Warnick)
Field Sales Manager
WACOM Technology www.wacom.com
124 Grove Street, Suite 2
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
WACOM (wah'-kum)- Towards the Harmonious Development between Human and Computer
Los Angeles Public Library - History & Biographies
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 09:42:26 EDT
Here is info on some scholarship gateways for work with students and their parents--
Congressman Major Owens is now a national spokesperson for SECME's parent program=-- Educating Parents to Excel in Parenting (EPsquared). Through their program and the Parent Cafes at NASA SEMAA -AEL programs around the country and at Medgar Evers College's Major Owens Aeronautics Education Lab, parents are becoming effective champions and advocates for the success of their children. Together we can open the pipeline in SMET for our traditionally underserved youth
Hope you will find this scholarship gateway info helpful!
Yours in progress,
Dr Ronnie Lowenstein
703 448 6022
Subject: *** great news-- will steve be ET3 Webmaster for TEC-Watch??
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 11:52:04 EDT
** JUST LAST NIGHT, PRES JACKSON OF MEC HAS OFFERED TO CO-CHAIR with Cong Owens, both the Synergy Conference & THE ON-GOING TEC-Watch Initiative we are launching-- to promote dialogue, cooperation and collaboration to harness technology to empower community in Brooklyn. He will provide an office for ET3 and TEC-Watch at the MEC Metrotech site-- desk, computer, phone, and website hosting. This provides us with some concrete presence-- not just a vision.
Can Steve be ET3 webmaster for TEC-Watch?
Can you all participate in Friday May 18 event: NAL Workshop and MOU Signing and Reception???
see below for emails that I sent out today that conveys event
NAL Websites of Interest ; Contact Information for Staff & Information about NAL
Let me know how else I can be of help!
Yours in service,
703 448 6022
Subject: info and invite
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 21:45:26 EDT
An exhausted ronnie is writing to issue a warm invite to you, ET3s TEC Watch Webmaster, to join the Congressman and I at the Friday event at Medgar Evers College ... so much to share -- Below find a draft agenda,,, in process
Would love to introduce you to some of the impt players at MEC and in Cong Owens office
From what I reviewed and your reputation, I also understand you are a top notch digital photographer; if you are able to join us, it would be wonderful if you could take a few pictures to capture this event ... launch of a partnership that is core to TEC Watch.
Hope your schedule will permit your participation this Friday!
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 18:59:55 -0800
From: k8 rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the link--I appreciate it. Your 2nd link has also been added so you should be all set! If anything else comes up let me know and I'll be happy to look into it. --K8 Rogers--
Subject: Re: Site Recommendation for Teacher's Page
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 00:34:20 -0000
From: "Susan Stein"
Thank you for your request. I viewed the links and have added them successfully to the Teacher's Page and Link page. I hope many more people view this because of me. You did a teriffic job.
Mona Lisa is now Live at webpages4teachers.com
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 17:01:13 -0400
Your web page requests has been completed. You can access your new page at http://www.webpages4teachers.com/001.htm alternatively at http://www.theeducatorsnetwork.com/webpages/001.htm
Test the links to ensure they are working correctly and let me know if you have any problems....
The Educators' Network
- Internet Public Library Youth Division
- Yellow Pages Arts Education
- SCIS Library Art Web Site Catalogue Records
- Internet Guide for Teachers Only
- ASH Sixth Grade Student Resources
- Sites for Educators Internet Activities
- Centre for Excellence in Teaching
- Infoculture Visual Arts and Design Stories
- Mother of All Art History Links
- BCCL Useful Sites of the Week
- SchoolWorld Arts and Crafts
- Skeptics - Madison Tec
- D & W Educational Links
- Australian National University - Lectures
- Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
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