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This discovery is incredibly exciting. Have you followed anyone else's "research" or is this work all your own?? Fantastic! Thanks for the news.
Purchase, NY USA - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 12:00:55 (EDT)
The picture you display is mesmerizing. What made you think of searchin for Leonardo's face undermeath the Mona Lisa? Any hint in the art history books?
Purchase, ny USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 11:55:06 (EDT)
I really like your site, keep up the good work! A very interesting web project indeed.
Montreal, QC Canada - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 09:49:19 (EDT)
I JUST WANT TO SAY YOU MADE A GOOD WORK HERE. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
GUATEMALA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 18:12:54 (EDT)
It is really good! da Vinci is a genius.
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 15:23:03 (EDT)
COOL web site. Quite a collection of partners you have made!
Bronx, ny USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 13:13:43 (EDT)
I like this web page it has lots about Leonardo da Vinci and his art. I like his works, he puts a lot of effort and detail into his work.I expecially like his painting of the "Last Supper" it has lots of detail.
Ashcroft, BC Canada - Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 13:12:09 (EDT)
I think that your website was incredibly impressive. I never would have thought that Da Vinci painted himself as a woman. Even though I knew that Da vinci was a talented painter I never would have thought that he was also a composer of music. The morphing sequence blew my mind away and erased any doubt I may have had on this interesting subject. What really got me was the fact that this site was made up by High School students .It inspires me to be just as productive and witty. They have gotten the best teacher at Kenndy high school to help them with this project of this huge magnitude. They deserve all the praise they get.
Santiago, Dominican Republic - Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 09:42:08 (EDT)
This page is very good! I learned on this page that some people thinksLeonardo da Vinci painted his self-portrait on MonaLisa, and I didin't knew that before.
Ribeirão Preto, SP Brasil - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 22:02:52 (EDT)
GREAT SITE. I especially enjoyed the Leonardo music.
Brewster, NY USA - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 17:13:20 (EDT)
Just a note to the authors of this site that I am very impressed. I will be adding a link to it on my "Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research" (first on the "New" page and later on the Art page). --Yours, Alan Liu
Alan Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 01:51:58 (EDT)
I really enjoyed seeing this web site. I never though that Da Vinci was so talented. As a teacher of students with special needs, I feel that this web site offers a variety of options that would make all children feel successful. Bravo!!!
Nancy Pearce <email@example.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 21:07:14 (EDT)
What a great site. I never knew that Leonardo da Vinci wrote music. It is incredibly fascinating that Leonardo could also be a musician as well as a great painter.
Wen Zhou, China - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 12:46:38 (EDT)
Although I have not been teaching yet, I have a great deal of experience with the internet and technology. I think students of all ages can benefit from a site like this because it has a great deal of information and educational links.It is an excellent model for teachers to emulate when getting their classes involved with an internet project.I have bookmarked the site for future reference.
Larry -Manhattanville Student
USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 20:06:57 (EDT)
Leo gave me the idea of mixed ideas, combine the disparatejoin the nutty to the nutty. I love Leo for his ability tofly above our norm, to lift us sky high or earth high. I loveLeo for he tells me I must be better than what I am, lift myspirit to heights, leap to the sky. I try Leo. Someday I canreach what you hold before me.
Brussels, Belgium - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 19:24:12 (EDT)
I really enjoyed browsing through this website. It gave me some really good ideas on how to accomodate for the extreme diversity of children's learning styles within the classroom (some are stronger orally, in writing, listening, etc . . . ) Also, even though I was not being directly lectured to by a professor or teacher, much learning took place. If I can remember that in planning instruction, I will be effective in reaching the needs of every learner within my classroom. By allowing people to respond, like me, children can feel that they are active learners and that their opinions count. They need to read in order to write their responses. Thanx a lot!!!
Rye Brook, NY USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 19:10:19 (EDT)
Dear Steve; I like the two gold stars in the partnership area. How can I earn my own gold stars. The maximum was 5 stars for WW II generals. Since then we only have four star generals. I am not a general, only a major ; i.e. major nuisance . I love this site. It is getting better every time I visit it. I will try and add to it too.Thanks,Major Richard Pero
Richard Pero <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pleasantville, NY USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 10:57:10 (EDT)
I think this is a very good web site page. The young people can see all of the picture and other information that they need to know. So if they need a report they can come here so they can get a good grade a there report
st.louis, mo USA - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 23:31:03 (EDT)
Great Websight! There is so much information and so many links that I did not know where to go first. Kind of like a kid in a candy store. It was interesting to read the different theories behind the "smile." I even came across an interesting comment from one of your guests who brought up the point of the right side of the brain controling the left side of the body and vice versa. Very thought provoking! My favorite parts were, of course, the quiz which I aced, the great links, of which my favorite was the art site, and the digital postcard center. I already sent a couple of postcards to friends back home. By the way, nice touch with the music to accompany the postcard. It really finishes it off nicely! I feel that my fifth grade students would really get into the postcard section of your web page. This would serve as a great tool for them because they love to type and create on the computer. So while they are having fun creating, they are also reading, following directions, composing letters and using their imaginations. It would also be a terrific way to start up a penpal system between my class and children from another country. My children would love to learn about other children first hand! You and your students should be proud! Bravi!Jen:)
Jennifer Wright <JavaJenJen@aol.com>
Pleasantville, Ny USA - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 23:05:01 (EDT)
As an early childhood assistant teacher at the New Canaan Country School I see many aspects of this project which can be adapted to developing websites for younger children, including use of graphics and interactive quiz with a reward. I know even my first graders will be captivated with the Mona Morf. They can develop their own stories about Mona's smile.
Jennifer Hanson <email@example.com>
New Canaan, CT USA - Friday, June 05, 1998 at 22:31:28 (EDT)
he was the best artist in the world
waterbury, vt USA - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 09:54:50 (EDT)
Hi Steve,I took a look at the web site, terrific job! Great job on designing the pages. They are pleasing to look at andeducational. And to imagine that the pages were created on "antediluvian"machines.Keep up the good work!Kind Regards,Holly :-)
Holly Nichols <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nashua, NH USA - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 06:07:37 (EDT)
Steve,Amazing the number of people visiting the site.
USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 21:39:37 (EDT)
Great job what a perfect way to show students what they cando when they put their mind to it. Keep up the good work.
N.Y., n.y. USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 13:32:28 (EDT)
Cool site man! Dere's some material here dude! RAAAAAAADICAL!
London, England - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 10:07:40 (EDT)
The idea of Mona Lisa being an autoportret is known to me from TV since 15 years or more. I remember that there was an artist from Belgrade who had combined the faces of Da Vinci and Mona Lisa in one painting(no computer work).Can't remember his name,though.Best regardsSasha
Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 04:12:32 (EDT)
Cool, loved it! Can't wait 'till next time!
Falkland islands - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 10:08:17 (EDT)
I enjoyed visiting your web page, It was both interesting and inspiring.Thankyou
coffs harbour, nsw Australia - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 03:00:43 (EDT)
They are very creative ideas and I am impressed and all,but in reality the Mona Lisa was sitting down in the painting.Originally the painting was larger than today, because two columns, one on the left the other one on the right side ofMona Lisa, are cut. That is the reason why it is not easy to recognize that Mona Lisa is sitting on a terrace. This is a painting of Zanobi del Giocondo's Wife, Lisa di Antonio Mariadi Noldo Gherardini, not of Leo's mother. It took him four yearsto finish the painting.
East Meadow, NY USA - Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 12:24:58 (EDT)
Good stuff! Keep on going.
Toronto, ON USA - Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 09:56:56 (EDT)
Congratulations to the team who put this together.This isan educational and excellent website.It takes a great deal of effort and I appreciate that.
New York., NY USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 13:28:38 (EDT)
The Mona Lisa was a design that created a wonderful interpretationof what comes out of hard work. The decision to do this was that of artistic and true knowledge.
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 12:18:52 (EDT)
Congratulations on your wonderful site...i really loved it. For i'm a graphic designer, i really did like your layout.Good luck for all of you ..keep up the good work...salam
Cairo, Egypt - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 19:26:47 (EDT)
Leonardo Davinci rules
Elgin, IL USA - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 12:36:41 (EDT)
I Love your work!
Tillsonburg, Ont. Canada - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 11:16:50 (EDT)
I enjoyed visiting your Web Site. What a wonderful sight for students created by students.
Bradyville, TN USA - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 11:16:27 (EDT)
(from just north of London)Wow - good educational site - well done to the webteam who created this fascinating stuff, especially as I gather you have to work with very limited resources! Since you're interested in web-based science, you might be interested to check out a website that my colleagues here at the Open University have created about the first attempts to fly...http://firstflight.open.ac.uk/
Dr Simon Buckingham Shum <email@example.com>
Milton Keynes, England - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 04:25:14 (EDT)
What a great site! You're a credit to web site designers everywhere! I'm going to add a link under "Friends of C*E*A" here at the Centre.Keep up the good work!Cathie
Victoria, BC Canada - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 16:56:51 (EDT)
We at Riddler congratulate you on a job-well-done. We're always on the lookout for sites which encourage learningand creativity on the Web, and we are happy to reward you with theRiddler's Choice award. Keep up the good work!
Stacey Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 15:40:05 (EDT)
I think that Mona Lisa was really a man that's why she hasthat smile that is so famous, or he might of taken different parts of other women and put them together, like the smile from one, and the eyes from another etc.
Salem , OR USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 15:11:03 (EDT)
Beautiful -- what a great resource!
USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 10:27:46 (EDT)
Well done, very enjoyable
Gtr.Manchester, UK - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 03:13:43 (EDT)
Cool! Nice. Fun!! Thank you very much, indeed forstimulating question and answer in a nice presentation.izumi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 00:36:31 (EDT)
Clearly, one of the best sites on the web--and with music, too!My congratulations--and looking for you to receive many, many more awards!
Kingston, NY USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 20:57:59 (EDT)
cool theory! mona is leo! nice one doc! notice she is a woman! GIRL POWER REALLY IS HAPPENING!
n/a, vic australia - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 19:53:17 (EDT)
A terrific site, built by terrific kids. I am the author of A Parents' Guide to the Internet, and have looked at sites designed by kids from around the world. This is one of the best I've seen. Congrats! And keep me apprised of anything new you're doing.
USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 16:43:08 (EDT)
Although Alfreda(Freddy) Baker was not in the armed forces,she is well worth remembering--not only on this special Memorial Day but everyday. This may be one of the more unusual entries in the guestbook because Freddy passed away two years ago. As her good friend of more than 30 years I knew her very,very well--all of her likes as well as the very few dislikes that she had. Aside from people, Freddy loved two things most of all: art and bright,vivid colors. Because "Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling" combines both, Freddy would have loved it. If she were alive today she would be writing this message herself. I know well the excitement she would have felt and the enjoyment she would have had looking at and working this remarkable website. I hope that my proxy of her feelings are acceptbale--she would have said, "congratulations on a lovely addition to the on-line world."
Waynesboro, VA USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 15:13:45 (EDT)
cool page folks! keep it up!
Singapore, SG Singapore - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 04:31:11 (EDT)
This Is A Very Good Site Andf Is Very Easy To Get Into And To Find Info On
the mona lisa And I support this theoyBye For Now Brad
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 21:31:18 (EDT)
Visited the site
Seth Effron, exec. editor, Nando.net
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 20:02:49 (EDT)
This is a great site. It's so easy to find references and aesthetically pleasing too. It's agreat model for other students who would like to create a similar web page.
New York, NY USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 11:34:03 (EDT)
I decided to take another look at this site and once again , I was impressed.Tonight I focused on the links on Leonardo and readingabout his personal encoded style of writing. I think that students would have fun doing this activity, too.I like the ideas for teaching in the classroom!
New York, NY USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 22:24:41 (EDT)
I loved this website! It is definitely bookmarked and I will surely share my "find" with others. I am the editor of educational magazines that go to teachers and parents of kids Preschool through Grade 9 as well as one magazine that is for gifted. I am sure that this website will come in handy many times in the future. I have only had a chance to glance at all of the information and I have already learned a lot. I commend all of you and hope to learn more about ThinkQuest. I had never heard of the group before but am now fascinated. After I have time to really delve into the information, I may write back with more questions. In my work, I am constantly amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of young people and this time, I am in awe.
Donna Borst <email@example.com>
Wever, IA USA - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 19:21:47 (EDT)
Keep up the good work fellows!! This is really a neat page!!Really Entertaining!!
Toronto, ON CANADA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 19:58:52 (EDT)
i love your website i am a student at jfk and have one of Mr. Felds Graphic Arts class. he is always talking about how great it is.Well it really is!!!!!
new york, N.Y. USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 16:05:28 (EDT)
This a remarkable resource. The students did a fantastic job!
Bronx, ny USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 13:26:01 (EDT)
It's a very interesting website and I enjoyed it very much.I give credit to those students who went out of their way to do research on this project.I hope much more people would come to visit the website. It's great, educational, and enjoyable. Everyone from the ages of four to two hundred should come and see this site. It's an experience you'll never forget.I know I won't.
bronx, NY USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 09:19:03 (EDT)
This site is good but i think that no one will never know the truth and by the way i am in JFK High School
USA - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 21:13:28 (EDT)
Thank you for inviting me to visit. What a wonderful website! Loved the digitized picture and theory of Leonardo/Mona as a self-portrait. I wish I had known about your site before I wrote the brochure for the College. Have any of you smart,creative students thought about applying to Middlebury when you graduate?
Middlebury, VT USA - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 16:20:43 (EDT)
Good conclusion, but I think we can never be sure what the truth is.
Bear, DE USA - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 16:06:13 (EDT)
Mona Lisa rocks
Chetwynd, BC Canada - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 12:36:09 (EDT)
We loved looking At all of the facts and picture change between the Mona Lisa and Leonardo. Thanks for the great website!!!!!!!
Kayla and Erin
Sarasota, FL USA - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 09:59:26 (EDT)
This site is wonderful I found it unique and informitiveI am Drawing the mona lisa at school in art class the only catch is you have to make her a 20 th century woman you change her clothes and put her in a modern backround. so over all thhis is a great site! keep up the good work!
USA - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 21:35:28 (EDT)
Truly a GREAT site. I am envious! Thanks to your teacher who wrote and invited me to visit. You may want to look at my site: Art School On Line.
Belpre, Oh USA - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 17:45:22 (EDT)
Congratulations on a beautiful and unique website. I thoroughly enjoye dit, especially the visuals.
Philadelphia, pa USA - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 14:58:37 (EDT)
this is apretty good web site you guys have. Great job!!!!!
Brigham City, utah USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 19:52:57 (EDT)
This is truly remarkable! Congratulations on your website.I loved it because I learned the true identity of the Mona Lisa.
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 11:03:42 (EDT)
It was Fun
Folsom, CA USA - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 21:18:28 (EDT)
This web site is awesome. Very educational, and extremely popular.I like the newly added links to different subjects. I also admire the research on the Mona Lisa.I would have never imagined that the well known artist, Leonardo da Vinci, would have had so much intelligence as to fool the public for 500 years.
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 12:47:47 (EDT)
Very interesting. I'll have to go and see the real thing !
South Africa - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 16:08:11 (EDT)
leonardos' last supper has some extremely interesting features asuch as the
man pointing the finger,is it Leonardo himself painted into the picture. The apostle
on the left of J.C. looking at the painting,this is most certainly a woman could
leonardo have known more about the occurances jat that time and could this woman
be Mary magdelene ?
sydney, nsw Australia - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 21:22:00 (EDT)
Nice work. I've visited the Mona Lisa several times now inreal life too. While the smile is what people talk about,it's her eyes that are the artistically important part. Itis considered to be the first painting where the eyesappear to follow you around the room, though there may besome evidence now that Leonardo was not the first to masterthis. So I've heard, anyway. Good luck with it all.Cheers, Tony.
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 04:10:23 (EDT)
OutStanding Web Sit!! Will be adding it to our list!Bob
Folsom, CA USA - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 03:14:23 (EDT)
Cool site found what i neede right away!
Macau - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 06:41:15 (EDT)
I ENJOY THE KENNEDY WEB SITE I USE TO BE A STUDENT AT JFK CLASS OF86.. AND IAM GLAD TO SEE THE KENNEDY PRIDE IS STILL GOING STRONG AND THE FOOTBALL TEAM IS STILL KICKIN ..THANKS TO THE GREAT TEACHERS AT KENNEDY I BECAME A GREAT SPORTS CASTER IN HAWAII.. EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS ESPECIALLY IF YOU FROM KENNEDY.. P.S i lost my high school diploma during my trip to hawaii.. can you please direct me to the person i need to talk to have them email me so i cam hang the kennedy pride high in my hawaiian wall...aloha GO KNIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aeia, HI USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 05:41:50 (EDT)
USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 02:24:49 (EDT)
Congratulations on a refreshing, well-planned site! When myhusband and I visited the Louvre in 1981, we knew too few details about the Mona Lisa. Thanks for bringing us up tospeed, and please pass along our congratulations to your students for their dedication and work. Bonnie Bruno/Newsday (@Home)
Bonnie Bruno <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OR USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 02:17:33 (EDT)
I came, I saw, I heard, I was amazed and enchanted!
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 22:20:03 (EDT)
WOW! As a Math teacher I can appreciate the problem solving and critical thinking skills the students have demonstrated.
Rockland, NY USA - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 12:09:39 (EDT)
This is a really cool sight.
Monmouth , OR USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 15:11:19 (EDT)
this section on Leonardo da Vinci is very good, with me being a student, I was given a project on a Renaissance man, and I was able to locate a well - summarized bibliography, as well as several comments on his paintings and portraits very easily, and quickly. Thank - you!
USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 14:11:57 (EDT)
i think this page was very interesting! there should be pages like these on the web.
rolla, mo USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 13:30:09 (EDT)
I really like this website. I'm doing a report on him for my gifted and talented class. I never even thought that when he was painting the Mona Lisa, he was painting himself. I can clearly see the resemblance.
marion , la USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 09:28:18 (EDT)
I would like to thank you on your information on The MONA LISAas it has helped me greatly. In would like to ask if you could find time to find out the actuall reason that The MONALISA is smiling. Thank-you again.
Pietermaritzburg , none SA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 09:21:30 (EDT)
Thank you for bringing this site to our attention.
Hong Kong - Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 02:34:03 (EDT)
This is a really great site that really helped me with my world history project. It's great. Thanks!
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 21:40:37 (EDT)
I throughly enjoyed this website, and I learned alot.
It really helped me with my project on the Mona Lisa!!!
I wish there were more sites so easy to move through.
Ma USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 17:08:05 (EDT)
Congratulations to the JFK students who have used contrastingtheories to formulate their own conclusion. What a great scientific investigation!
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 14:01:45 (EDT)
As an educator I loved the new ideas which the site inspires. It is fun, as well as educational. I was amused by the use of Angus Macgyver as one of the choices on the quiz.
NY USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 21:59:01 (EDT)
Nice website. Thank you for all your help
NY USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 21:28:42 (EDT)
My name is Michael Benedict and I am a student at the Bronx H.S. of Science. I thoroughly enjoyed "Why is The Mona Lisa Smiling?". The wealth of information available combined with numerous innovative design elements make this site not only a great educational resource, but a treat for the eyes and ears as well. The site made the Mona Lisa come alive for me. Thanks.
USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 21:09:48 (EDT)
could you please send copies of the pictures on your Internet page if you have any. Thanx, Sabrina
Gladstone, OR USA - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 20:31:46 (EDT)
Happy to view this site. It is excellent and I will pass the excitement onto all my internet friends. Expanding with exponential rapiditiy. A pleasure to view. The linkage sites are fantastic. Great job.
Richard Pero <email@example.com>
Pleasantville , NY USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 19:26:14 (EDT)
Beautiful, interesting site especially amazing given the technology available
Eugene, OR USA - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 17:17:52 (EDT)
This is a nice web page, interesting facts and neat graphics. Congratulations!!!
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 23:41:33 (EDT)
thank you for an enjoyable trip
mississauga, canada - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 23:04:57 (EDT)
You have a very good and easy to read site.Richard RoehmDeaf@activist.com
Richard Roehm <Deaf@activist.com>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 11:53:39 (EDT)
Congratulations to he students of this JFK High School Web Site for winning the contest and for sharing with the wide world your enthusiastic interest in the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci. My answer to your quest: "Why is the Mona Lisa smiling" is that her smile is now a happier smile as in my book Mystery of the Mona Lisa, the truth about her portrait is finally out! RINA DE' FIRENZE, Author of MYSTERY OF THE MONA LISA.
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 19:10:50 (EST)