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I dont understand something.The web site is about the Mona Lisa but there is no Mona Lisa here. Why is that?or did I just not look hard enough? After I left the monitor, my friend Chris said "what were you working on?"
I told him I was trying to fina a Mona Lisa, and he said "Let me try". When I came back I had a Mona Lisa backdrop! Lillian's theory makes sense. I had heard previously, though, that the Mona Lisa
was a composite, with one lady posing for the eyes, another for the nose, another for the smile, one for the hands, etc. . . And a Happy New Year to you!
denver, co USA - Thursday, December 31, 1998 at 16:19:30 (EST)
Well done, I found the theory extremely interesting and certainly quite plausible.You have done a great job on the pages and I have included your pages on our school "Favourite Links Page".Glenda CrewRochedale State School
Glenda Crew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Thursday, December 31, 1998 at 01:48:36 (EST)
This is a great site. You need more larger sized pictures of the painters. Leonardo da Vinici in particular.
Calgary, AB Canada - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 20:52:43 (EST)
I don't really have a comment because this is my first time being here.
Youngstown, OH USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 18:34:58 (EST)
Nice article, very interesting. It helped me with my school project.
Lincoln , NE USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:54:04 (EST)
Interesting theory - I would'nt put anything past the old master.
oshawa, on Canada - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:27:46 (EST)
very fun and i enjoyed the test that I did last time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 14:50:20 (EST)
I think it is very funny to ..
USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 14:48:42 (EST)
Steve,it is very unique and interesting site.I heve never seen MonaLisa.If I could see it in near futur.
Chiba, Japan - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 19:11:58 (EST)
i went to itlay and saw his work it is so cool
ct USA - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 18:02:56 (EST)
Very nice Steve. Keep up the good work and have a great holiday. The web site of distinction award is yours. Thanks again, James
USA - Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 20:38:18 (EST)
What a lovely site! Very interesting - well done!
USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 18:45:48 (EST)
I am delighted to link my site to yours, without the knowledgeof music and art, our children learn nothing of humanity's true meaning.Gail Wingfield
Gail Wingfield <Infowing@netscape.net>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 18:18:24 (EST)
Please call Lisa using her true suffix i.e. "Monna" (double n).
Carrara-Tuscany, Italy - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 17:13:17 (EST)
New York, NY USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 20:22:27 (EST)
Dr. Schwartz I agree with your theory, I read somewhere that on confirmation for authenticity by X-rays, after the painting was stolen and then recovered, that the X-rays revealed Mona Lisa had once had a beard, that had been painted over...Your work is very interesting, I enjoyed reading about it!
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 21:17:30 (EST)
Ont. Canada - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 20:22:38 (EST)
An excellent achievement, particularly in view of the equipment used.
Singapore, Singapore - Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 03:43:13 (EST)
I am a newfound artist that loves to look into a icture and see the feelings that the artist was meaning to show.
Canby, OR USA - Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 13:39:23 (EST)
Thanks for re-introducing this site to me! Wonderful - both educational and entertaining! Will add to our recommended sites on the Art Links page - my students will love your site. YOur apparent hard work is appreciated...
Roanoke, VA USA - Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 08:58:25 (EST)
enjoyed the brain candy, especially the self-ortrait explanation. a psychic recently told my son he is davinci re-incarnated, maybe that's why he is a challenging delight of a person thanks for the site, i'll be back with my son
akron, oh USA - Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 07:50:14 (EST)
I thank you for this new information I just received.I havelearned and I will share this information. Thank you!
Covington, Ky USA - Monday, December 21, 1998 at 20:46:28 (EST)
I now believe that the mysterious smile on Monna Lisa was painted to inspire someone to uncover the secret that this is a self-portrait. Lillian Schwartz has done just that. Congrats and thank you, Lillian!
Des Moines, IA USA - Monday, December 21, 1998 at 14:50:31 (EST)
I really enjoyed your sight!
Wytheville, VA USA - Monday, December 21, 1998 at 11:28:53 (EST)
Very interesting! I look forward to sharing it with my elementary art students.
Kelly A. Drake <email@example.com>
Northville, MI USA - Monday, December 21, 1998 at 10:29:38 (EST)
Perhaps part of what Leonardo found worthy in his subject for the Mona Lisa were those qualities which mirrored his own image...certain aspects of the woman...her smile...the shape of her face....were a reflection of himself, nonetheless honoring the individuality of the subject being painted.
Granbury, TX USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 05:23:52 (EST)
Dear Steve,Thank you for applying for the Platinum Rhino Award. We apologize
for theunreasonable length of time it has taken us to get to your site. Your page
hasbeen found to have CVD Savvy. It is easily read by persons with color visiondeficiency.
Congratulations! You have won the award. If you will accept this award, please
link the awardgraphic back to: (link disabled) Your site name will appear on the
Winners' List under the month you appliedfor the Platinum Rhino Award (which was
probably several months ago-August). Your name has been added to that Winners'
List. Sincerely, J. Lauri Copy & Color by J. Lauri
J. Lauri <JLauriCopy@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 18:59:55 (EST)
I loved your site
Fergus Falls, MN USA - Friday, December 18, 1998 at 10:02:17 (EST)
Congratulations! We have visited your web site and find it to be ofgood, moral and ethical content. Your site has won the Good People Award and are in Issue 48 of BizLinks for Entrepreneurs.
USA - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 18:54:18 (EST)
The lady is smiling because, she is experiencing a moment in her life that is the perpect. It's that feeling that you have when everything is perfect for a moment, then reality smites you in the head.
McConnellsburg, USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 16:40:17 (EST)
your site is very good. the effects to the paintings a cool.
anderson, in USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 12:39:04 (EST)
I am an art student of the university of Missouri-Kansas city. Mona Lisa is one of my favorit picture. I have heard that Leonardo painted himself; however, I didn't know how the art critic knew that. Now I discovered. thanks for the webpage.sincerely yours, Lynn
kansas city, Mo USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 11:46:12 (EST)
I am in love with the figure of Leonardo to the point of obsession. This is a very nice web page. Quickly, it is very easy to "project backward" ideas, opionions, and ways of thinking to societies of 500 years ago that may "seem" relevant to us today, but often miss the mark in the content of the overall reality of that era. Much of Leonardo will never be known of...only quessed at. What a fascinating passion of creative energy he was!!
Decatur , IL USA - Monday, December 14, 1998 at 06:46:01 (EST)
I love this site--very interesting--I'll be back and thanx!
marianna, FL USA - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 22:21:37 (EST)
Congrats for a well done web site!Visit us at the Helicopter History Site and give a look toLeonardo 's first drawings of an helicopter
- Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 11:38:34 (EST)
I never knew about the Mona Lisa picture and I agreewith that person, I think he painted a picture of himself also.
Reedley, Ca. USA - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 20:34:07 (EST)
Yes, I wrote the Allegro script to automatically check foraward information when the link is selected. So, I searchedin Allegro for 13681, found your site, selected it and presto!The icon is there! You may place your site in more than one categoryif it applies. Thank you very much, Jeff
USA - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 18:59:35 (EST)
an highschool art student. interesting idea. i think she was his lover, and her smile is sweet and seductive.
MN USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 23:59:34 (EST)
this is uncanny...
USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 13:55:44 (EST)
the mona lisa is smiling because it is leonardo and he is laughing at everybody. I came to the coclusion that he is gay
bronx, ny USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 11:56:56 (EST)
great fun! i will send your URL to my friends and students...
angelynn grant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cambridge, ma USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 11:01:56 (EST)
Hi Mr. Feld I am very pleased to see your web site. It is greatand I realy liked it. Your picture collection is excellent.Usman
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 18:58:49 (EST)
I think Mona Lisa was unhappy and just smiling for the look
ridgefield, wa USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 15:51:27 (EST)
I remember once reading a theory that the Mona Lisa is not really smiling--she is simply covering her bad teeth and a history of dental problems. Since Leonardo was renowned for his handsomeness, he probably did not have bad teeth. Therefore, they are probably not the same person. Thanks for the theory, though. Leonardo would have loved the internet!
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 01:39:09 (EST)
It is impossible for Leonardo to have painted himself because if it were him he would have never carried it around with him and why would he say it was never finished.
Canada - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 19:54:30 (EST)
This site has been a great help to me for my class report "Who possed for the Mona Lisa?" Thanks for helping!
Bradford, PA USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 13:26:24 (EST)
This is great but I want to know who possed for the Mona Lisa.
Bradford, PA USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 13:16:44 (EST)
that is really scary and sick!
lansing, ny USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 09:49:12 (EST)
greatweb page! it really helped me with my project
USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 18:30:38 (EST)
great site the music adds alot, I would like to see more of his works.
mesa, az USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 12:57:14 (EST)
Dear Steve.I hope that you will se this letter. I have tryed to send you a message but I have got the wrong e-maile. Please send me your e-maile. I still think The Mona Lisa is fantastic.Many greetings from Anne-Marie and happy Christmast to all of you.
Viborg, DK Denmark - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 06:05:56 (EST)
Hi,I find leonadro a realy great guy to see and look at his paintings.Right now i have finished drawing his "Mona Lisa"and going onto his "last Supper".He would be agreat guy tohave Known.
calgary, AB Canada - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 18:20:37 (EST)
Leonardo was the " High Renaissance Man " as evidenced by Raphael's, The School of Athens, where Leonardo was on thetop step depicted as Plato, and with Aristotle at his rightside. GO Leonardo!!!!!!!!!!!
Magnolia, AR USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 18:04:05 (EST)
Greetings! I enjoyed yor website very much. I found your site through Alta Vista while doing some research. I am the
webmaster for our local Art League Museum website (www.saalm.org) and also have a "disAbility Culture" website.
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 05:51:13 (EST)
Greeting NY :) Nice page.. Has a lot of good info. I love that morphing Leonardo picture.
Blackwood, NJ USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 00:57:06 (EST)
Leonardo is a cool guy, and i had no idea that he was a musician, but it doesn't seem like a good one...that music part helped me for a sensory component of my big final in highschool,thankz
USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 22:11:51 (EST)
I'm glad I'm part now of your webpage. I'm an avid fan of Leonardo da Vinci that is why I'm here. Thanks you.Joy
Pasig City, Philippines - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 19:33:49 (EST)
Wonderful thoughts and pictures! I truly enjoyed my visit!
Dragon's Realm, Mejis - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 19:24:47 (EST)
Hello Steve:I was trying to find the site you mentioned to me to go to but I'm sorry to say that I got lost! Help me find it?Regards,Rich Pero
Richard Pero <email@example.com>
Pleasantville, NY USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 22:14:03 (EST)
GREAT JOB ON THE SITE YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ANOTHER FACT ABOUT MONA LISA: LEO NEVER MET HIS MOTHER. HE HAD AN EMPTY PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR HER, SO WHEN THE LADY OF MILAN ASKED HIM TO PAINT A SELF PORTRAIT OF HIMSELF FOR HER, HE PAINTED THE FEMALE VERSION OF HIMSELF REPRESENTING HIS MOTHER. THE LADY OF MILAN NEVER RECEIVED THE PAINTING.
TORONTO, ONT CAN - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 15:14:28 (EST)
What you realized about Mona Lisa and Da Vinci is amazing! I really believe that he could have simply seen a reflection of hinself, and the rest was left to imagaination.
USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 19:53:46 (EST)
Great Site! The computer graphics regarding the painting are very impressive.
Billings, MT USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 12:01:42 (EST)
I Think Leonardo is nuts he's a crossdresser
west monroe, la USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 09:40:27 (EST)
I visited three times the museum in this year. Why don't you go there and look at the collection in the fantastic museum?Thank you,
Kumamoto, JAPAN - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 02:56:20 (EST)
In Art History we learned that the Mona Lisa is a portrait of Lisa di Antonio Maria Gherardini. She is the wife of Prancesco del Giocondo and not a distorted self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. I love his artwork!
SLC, UT USA - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 00:55:45 (EST)
Hi Steve, Thanks a bunch! I created a link to the biography of Dr. Schwartz
and to the Why is Mona Lisa smiling Page. Please visit Distinguished Women of
Past and Present at (link disabled) . Congratulations on a great site and best
GCREC University of, FL USA - Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 23:20:54 (EST)
I am doing an art project on Leonardo da Vinci and I find some of the information very interesting
Wingham, Ont. Canada - Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 20:09:17 (EST)
Rock Hill, SSC USA - Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 12:43:38 (EST)
This is a great site!. Congratulations. I noticed that Mona Lisa does not have any eyebrows, and that is more disconcerting than the smile. Specially when you look at his other paintings of women..
Portland, OR USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 19:21:18 (EST)
i love this site, and often revisit it, thankyou for this wonderful site.
concord, nc USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 19:14:17 (EST)
Doing a research paper. Thanks for the info!!!
Pulaski, TN USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 15:56:49 (EST)
From one Mona to another, I think we have a unique connection.
Des Plaines, Il USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 14:45:45 (EST)
Great site! I am a former student (class of "76")and have allways been an admirer of da Vinci. Congratulations on a farout site.
Maurice Curran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NYC, NY USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 13:14:58 (EST)
What a truly wonderful, informative site you have created here!! I have learned much!! Thanks for inviting me!Donna
Shannon, NC USA - Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 12:17:23 (EST)
This is a great site. Your students should be very proud. I will add a link on our Computer Kidz favorite sites page.
Lisa Wilson <email@example.com>
Monroe City, IN USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 20:28:49 (EST)
Thank you for confirming the placement of the award, your web site has now been added to our Award Winner List.
Canada - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 18:05:14 (EST)
I think that your web site was realy neat I have gone to this site many times and I thought that it is very educational.
USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 12:35:52 (EST)
Excellent site. Both artistic and educational. I found it to be very user friendly and very enjoyable. Keep up the good work.
USA - Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 19:20:31 (EST)
I think Leonardo was a genius. Initially I visited the Miho museum -
(link disabled) - it┤s very nice, after the Leonardo┤s address keeps my attention
and the Mona Lisa Guestbook appears like a good idea, you can visit a lot of web
sites but to sign one of this is a pleasure.
Lima, Peru - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 23:05:06 (EST)
hiboth my dad and i love da Vinci's work. i believe he is thegreatest. truly a magnificant person.i have to do a project on him. due tommarrow. fun! well he's really interesting. gotta jett!shain and dad
nanaimo, bc canada - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 22:30:28 (EST)
USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 21:43:13 (EST)
I'm doing a biograghy on Leonardo da Vinci because I love art!!When I looked on this website to learn more about Leo he just makes me draw more and more!! I've been entered more then 10 art contests this year.
Arden, North Carolina USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 16:07:14 (EST)
I like the site you guys did a really good job. Keep up hte good work and I am sure more people will write in and tell you the same thing that I did.
Springfield, SD USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 14:48:07 (EST)
This site rad
brooklyn park, MN U.S.A - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 13:53:50 (EST)
This set is perity cool
brooklyn park, MN canada - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 13:51:55 (EST)
it was intersting
brooklyn park, mn USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 13:47:28 (EST)
I am doing a project on De Vinchi's Self Portrait, and I was just looking around your page and decided to sign your book,and leave a lil message anyone who reads this and knows anything on devinchi that they would like to pass along, just emailme! *smiles* Thank you very very much!
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 14:19:17 (EST)
I have to say that I enjoyed the musical selection. I never knew that da Vinci wrote music. He was truly a man of many talents!!!
USA - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 20:56:33 (EST)
Excellent site, well done. The Mona Morph theory is absolutely correct........
Sausalito, CA USA - Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 13:11:17 (EST)
I THINK THAT WHAT THE DOCTOR OR WHATEVER SHE IS FOUND OUT IS VERY INTERESTING. I WOULD BE GLAD TO DO A REPORT ON HIM INFACT I THINK I AM. WELL I HAVE TO GO SO LATERS DEN!!!!!!
KAINAKAKAI, HI USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 20:36:57 (EST)
IT IS NICE TO SEE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SUCH FAMOUS ARTISTS LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE OTHER GREATS. I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF FEED BACK ON A SPECIAL PERSON. I ALSO LIKED IT BECAUSE IT HELPED ME ON MY RESEARCH ON HIM (LEONARDO DA VINCI).
San Elizario, Tx USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 16:25:32 (EST)
From what I've seen, this is a pretty cool site!But, I've got to be honest, I'm just looking forthat stupid code!!!!!!!!!
Galax, VA USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 10:01:32 (EST)
Your web page is very cool, I got enough info to write my essay to win a trip to Victoria B.C. Canada to go to look atleonardos paintings. Thanks!!Sarah Swailes
Hagensborg, B.C. Canada - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 16:07:56 (EST)
I really learned a lot on this website, thanks a lot!
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 14:19:50 (EST)
i liked this game
camden, oh USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 11:32:29 (EST)
HelloI`m Leonardo da vinci
Leonardo da vivi
Verona, Italy - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 09:20:33 (EST)
Thank you so much. I just got my computer and I am in the sixth grade. I got my whole Leonardo Da Vinci report done just by the information that was on the computer. I just got the oral report done and I got an A. Thanks for all the help. Email me soon.
USA - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 22:10:32 (EST)
We think Leonardo might have been the model but he didn't want to be recognized so kept it a secret.
Edna Hill 5th Grade Power Period <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brentwood, CA USA - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 12:43:38 (EST)
I think Mona Lisa was actually his mother, not the artist in drag. When people are related they sometimes have facial similarities you know. Very funny idea though.
WI USA - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 11:51:46 (EST)
WHy Does Mona Lisa turn in to a man at the beggining of this web site
PIscataway, VA NEW Mexico - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 11:36:36 (EST)
San Diego, Ca USA - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 00:18:02 (EST)
I really learned a lot
anchorage, AK USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 12:48:37 (EST)
stryker, oh USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 12:15:24 (EST)
I think that leonardo da vinci was a bi. I think he dressed up in womens clothing and painted himself.
sapulpa, ok USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 11:37:39 (EST)
leonardo da vinci was, I think, a genius and was way ahead of his time.
sapulpa, ok USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 11:29:27 (EST)
It's a great self portrait cause I think he's a little girl
Humboldt, IA USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 11:13:23 (EST)
Thank u 4 submitting your work 2 the New Dawn's Beautiful ExperienceYour work is now posted in this months edition of BE -please review it foraccuracy. I know that this edition is a few days past due, but its here now!Although the truth is slow its not dead yet, so with the truth there is BE.Thanks we r happy u found us! Roger
Roger Prince <The9s4ever@aol.com>
Dream in Gold, USA - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 21:43:44 (EST)
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)