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It is very encouraging to see such great work by students. Keep it up!
Cambridge, MA USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 11:17:54 (EST)
I really like your page
Corbin , KY USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 11:09:39 (EST)
I like your page, Lisa
ohio USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 19:02:43 (EST)
Why is Mona Lisa smiling? That was a question I pondered as I viewed the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, then turning to my wife, I saw my answer.
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 22:48:15 (EST)
Great Page. I got alot of info for my term paper on leonardo. Thanks for the A+
Mays Landing, NJ USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 22:38:39 (EST)
I've just revisited the site after a few months, thinking about how I can incorporate the use of these great digital postcards in my ESL classroom.
I teach English in an alternative public international high school in New York City. My students are recent immigrants from all over the world. I'm sure they would love to send greetings to their friends and family members in their own language, speculating about why they think the Mona Lisa is smiling. I'm certain they would have many different ideas about why that is the case. I'm curious to find out what their knowledge of the Mona Lisa is, if any.
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 22:36:50 (EST)
That is very interesting and I think that this could be vey true indeed!
USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 21:35:42 (EST)
I'm a 7th grade student studying art and I was called upon to write a two page report on Leonardo da Vinci. I am using this as one of my resources beause the Mona Lisa isin no doubt the most famous painting in the world. I have found the following info:
(I don't think this will help because you've proven yourself to have more knowledge in this field than I.)
*The Mona Lisa is also called "La Gioconda".
*She has been thought to smile in the painting the way she does because.....
-missing front teeth(most dentists think so
-was pregnant(What does that have to do with one moment in time?????)
-that she was a he
-and yours and the most popular opinion it was Leonardo himself
The fact that Leonardo carried the painting(which was an oil on wood) to his death in the kings court only adds to the mystery. I thank you so much for reading this it really means a lot and feel free to write back!!!
Oxford, ms USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 20:52:02 (EST)
I think that maybe it was a relative or friend that posed for the painting.
TX USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 12:30:32 (EST)
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 12:05:55 (EST)
Your conclusion does make sense, but why would he paint a picture of himself in a feminine aspect? I personally think he had someone pose for him and just didn't think it was necessary to record it.
Aberdeen , SD USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 11:19:43 (EST)
Interseting theory-Worth further investigation.
Mr S. Daws
Grantham, Lincolnshire England - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 05:10:23 (EST)
San Antonio, tx USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 21:24:43 (EST)
YOU ARE SO RIGHT, BUT THAT IS INCREDIBLE. I WONDER HOW HE DID THIS, YOUR THEORY OR DISCOVERY IS AMAZING
WASHINGTON, DC USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 18:41:16 (EST)
Albury, NNSW Australia - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 18:12:55 (EST)
I think Mona Lisa is the best painting yet!
Olmsted Falls, OH USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 17:45:58 (EST)
This is a great web site. It's a great place to learn about art, and history.
Palm Bay, Fl. USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 15:47:30 (EST)
I recently did a 1000 word report for college about Leonardo da Vinci, an found his life very interesting.
Palm Bay, Fl. USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 15:38:56 (EST)
hi i just added cause i was asked
Canada - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 15:23:08 (EST)
In high school I figured out that Mona was Leonardo. It has
been well know for decades that he was gay and effeminate
at least concerning his appearance and his distaste for art
like sculpture which required you to be dirty. You can see
the similarities in the face. You don't need software to
figure that one out.
Toronto, Ont Candad - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 12:49:34 (EST)
i liked this and i would love to learn more
redmond, wa USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 15:12:49 (EST)
Sweden - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 13:32:19 (EST)
Great web page! I found everything I was looking for with ease. I think if people would put more educational things like this on the internet and encourage students to read them, they would find the internet enjoyable for educational things.
Gardner, Ma USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 10:44:28 (EST)
It's not true!
USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 09:44:00 (EST)
Thank you for a most interesting site. DaVinci was brilliant. More pictures would be nice.
Festus, Missouri USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 18:45:18 (EST)
I found it very interesting that there is a theory about DaVinci having used himself as the model! The similarities are remarkable.
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 17:00:49 (EST)
I found it very interesting that there is a theory about DaVinci having used himself as the model! The similarities are remarkable.
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 16:59:29 (EST)
The link to your site appears in three places, all of which areaccessed from (link disabled). Click on Art,Science or Social Studies and you'll see your site. Thanks! Best of luck with your project and future endeavors!
Mary Loveless <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 13:58:28 (EST)
Van Buren, AR USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 13:37:55 (EST)
I didnt realy mind the website but it needs more fun things in it like colouring in the Monolisa your fan Eda Bayar `
Brisbane, qld Australia - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 23:38:49 (EST)
I think that the Mona Lisa is really Leonardo Davinci. Because you can tell by the mouth and the eyes and the nose they all look alike.
Rockaway, NJ USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 14:45:21 (EST)
Please slow down Mona Lisa to Da Vinci transition. It hurts my head.Other than that, a fascinating theory.
Buffalo, NY USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 14:28:47 (EST)
I think she used Crest Toothpaste.They should make a froggieMona Lisa.
Frog Aurora, CO USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 11:36:08 (EST)
I think that Leonardo daVinci was a great artist. The Mona Lisa is an interesting portrait. I think it is cool that Leonardo may have painted himself as a woman. This might have meant that he wanted to become a woman. I really enjoyed this site because I learned a lot of theories about the Mona Lisa and Leonardo daVinici.
wharton, nj USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 10:13:13 (EST)
Very interesting and informative, but could it not have been his mother? Obviously that was considered but there is nothing about her (that I found on the site). The morphing is really neat.
Gainesville , FL USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 10:00:15 (EST)
Dear Webmaster!I enjoyed your website.It was interesting to read the suggestion by Dr. Lillian Schwartz.Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, architect and scienist. In spite of ,that the modell of Mona Lisa was known as La Gioconda, my conclusion is that Leonardo Da Vinci maybe painted his own self-portrait.That genius of man had brilliant ideas.
Karlskrona, Sweden - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 06:47:57 (EST)
Dr Schwartz has "proven" nothing but that she has an interesting theory. The real question is why would he choose to paint himself as a woman. Of course, Dr Schwartzsimply hasn't the insight to answer that question.
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 02:14:19 (EST)
I like the site.It is real cool.
Haileybury, Ont Canada - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 20:25:48 (EST)
Thank you for the e-mail invitation to view your wonderful site! I have an old Apple IIGS (along with a Power Mac) in my classroom and appreciate the creativity used to develop such a beautiful site on 15 year old computers! I will certainly add your site on my art links page. I am confident that it will be a highly clicked on link! You must all be so proud of your achievements as demonstrated by all the fabulous awards you've won! It is truely amazing to see what happens when dedicated teachers team up with motivated students. Congratulations! ~Janet Young, Mrs. Young's Super Charged Educational Voyage.
Janet Young <email@example.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 19:39:36 (EST)
This site was pretty intresting. I particularly enjoyed reading many of the comments made toward the "The Mystery Of Mona Lisa" book. It made me want to purchase the book and read it for myself. Its a pretty good site i checked it out and got gained alot of knowlegde and learned more about the Mona Lisa.great going- Keep it up!
Vista, CA USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 18:58:08 (EST)
Congratulations--you all have provided an exceptional resource for teachers and students. I know you have worked hard and you should feel proud!Sincerely,L. HagbergTeacher/Special Needs Advocate
Laurie Hagberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 16:46:40 (EST)
I love it! I have to be honest by saying I never even realized there was a Mona Lisa mystery. I read and looked at all of your information and I have to say it is quite intriguing. Thanks for enlightening me.
Rye, NY USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 13:53:26 (EST)
I am making a poster project on Leonardo da Vinci and this site has helped me out alot.Although I find that you could use more pictures!But all and all its fine. :)So, thanks again and see you soon!!!!!!
Comox, B.C. Canada - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 12:33:04 (EST)
I thought your site was was really great, however having found out about the machines you developed it on .... it's amazing !! I look forward to seeing how it develops.
The Midlands, UK - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 09:56:19 (EST)
I think that the Mona Lisa smiling conclusion is very creative and quite true. If there is anything else on Leonardo that is ihteresting I would really appreciate if could mail it to me because I have a term paper to write about Leonardo and it would help a lot! Thanx!
Spring Valley , NY USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 17:26:56 (EST)
I find the Mona Lisa to be very interesting. There is something about it that appeals to me which makes me want to know everything about it. By the way I think your website is cool.
Lauderhill, FL USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 12:21:58 (EST)
Hello! What a wonderful site you have! Thank you for sending an email and for telling me about your site. I will be sure to link it to my education site "Teaching & More."
WV USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 11:26:14 (EST)
I love the mona lisa painting.
port shepstone, RSA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 02:49:00 (EST)
I really enjoy you website. It lift my spirit to the up up highs. Cherrios
Austin, TX USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 00:47:24 (EST)
escuintla, las palmerrascuintla guatemala - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 16:05:22 (EST)
hi , your website is awsome. i learned a lot from it. thank you. i 'd like to ask you a question about Mona lisa. is there a meaning to the work, whey did Leonardo do it, was he trying to say something through it. and do you know anything about his historical- time period and personal-particular way of working. i really need your reply, looking forward to seeing your reply
toronto, canada - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 14:39:15 (EST)
That guy was twisted
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 13:54:29 (EST)
i found this site while i was searching about mona lisa.i think this is a very useful and nice site.but i dont agree with the idea that leonardo painted himself.the picture is not something special they are able to do this kind of thing with anybody
istanbul, turkey - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 08:26:03 (EST)
It was great but you did not have the Mona Lisa Painting !!!
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 01:47:27 (EST)
I thought that whole Mona Lisa smiling was pretty neat. ..I would interpret it as Leonardo Da Vinci wondering what he would look like if he were a female . .its not something you hear about every day. An artist wondering what they would look like as the other sex. .thats kinda something to think about. . .
Whittier, CA USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 22:13:38 (EST)
That is a very cool hypothesis, but can't anyone's face be changed like that to anyone else's face? Michael Jackson had a video using this type of technology. The faces seemed to grow from each other. This makes me a little cautious about your hypothesis. However, I am not an expert, only a curious bystander, how loves Mona Lisa for her mystery as much as her smile.
South, Tx USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 17:44:25 (EST)
I always have been fascinated by Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. I wondered why Mona Lisa was so famous? While I was searching on your Web Site I finaly found out why. It is because of her smile. Thank you.
Nashville, TN USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 13:53:19 (EST)
I just found your site and have not had time to investigate all parts.
Pittsburgh, Pa USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 12:54:17 (EST)
the morphing was scary, it was cool!
edmonton, ab canada - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 11:51:04 (EST)
This site is truly amazing!!!!! The hard work you all must have been put into this wedsite is evident by the extremely high quality of not only the visual aspects, but the substantive material contained within. GREAT JOB!!!!!!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 11:18:52 (EST)
you might want ot put a little more information about him in it. Im doing a report and i need alot of information
Mentor, oh USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 11:18:09 (EST)
I just found your site and have not had time to investigate all parts.
Pittsburgh, Pa USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 11:03:53 (EST)
This site really rocks and since I am doing a report on the Mona Lisa and trying to decide her facial expressions, and this was jus the site to browse
Kiester, MN USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:46:14 (EST)
Have just started investigating this site and am enthralled at what iI am reading and seeing. What a marvelous way to broaden one's horizons. Thank you.
Portland , Or USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 02:48:33 (EST)
Nice job peoples! The Ranebow Award Team applauds your international efforts. They resulted in a great site to surf. We wish you continued success with "Learning About Leonardo".
Nancy Smith <email@example.com>
Butler, PA USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 01:54:03 (EST)
This is indeed a most interesting site. We enjoyed our visit her very much. Thanks for signing our guestbook and for inviting us here.
Jack and Linda
Niagara Falls, Ont Canada - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 16:44:43 (EST)
I think that thier facial are similar but not the same Leo had a bigger nose and eye brows.
VA USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 14:06:53 (EST)
This page was neat. I really liked the morphing head!!!
montville, ct USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 13:57:39 (EST)
I have been introduced to this website through the class, Reading and Writing Through Media at Manhattanville College. I most likely would not have sought out such a site on my own, since art has not been an innate passion of mine. I do, however, have an open mind and am always willing to check out new and interesting things. Need-less-to-say, this site has been most intriguing and has sparked a sense of curiosity and inquiry in me due to this "unsolved mystery". I thank my professor, Rose, for introducing me to this, and many more, thought provoking, mind expanding experiences. Real possibilities here for integrating media into elementary school curriculum.
Hawthorne, NY USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 13:55:07 (EST)
Actually, I have never really heard any of these hypotheses about the Mona Lisa. Mostly I guess because I've never studied DaVinci. I think it is so cool how the picture of him matches the Mona Lisa...very interesting.
Norwalk, CT USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 11:40:39 (EST)
Dear Steve and Students,I have reviewed and evaluated thousands of web sites by both amateurs and professionals, and yours ranks among the best. It is a privilege to link to your site from the AT&T Learning Network site and our hope is that it will serve as an example to educators and students around the globe. An example of what can be accomplished, regardless of circumstances, when students put their hearts and minds into a project and have the leadership of an educator who will turn challenges into opportunities.Penny WintermuteAT&T Learning Network
Penny Wintermute <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Basking Ridge, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 10:50:25 (EST)
I am currently a graduate student in elementary education at Manhattanville College. In my class, Reading and Writing Through Media, we were fortunately introduced to Rina D'Firenze and her wonderful book, Mystery of Mona Lisa. I just started reading this amazing story and I thought a visit to your website would help me understand the story of this great man and his mother alittle more. Your site is great, loaded with plenty to read, listen to and see. I currently work as a teacher's assistant in a first grade class in Scardale, NY and the students participate in a program, called Learning to Look, where they are introduced to different artists and their work. Although this site may be alittle advanced for them on many levels, they certainly would benefit from seeing it and they could create a postcard. They are far more technologically savvy than I am!Keep up the great work on this site.
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 21:09:46 (EST)
Hi,cool site ! keep it up !come and see my site, if you like: (link disabled)
Ciao greetings from the eastern territories
Munich, Germany - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 16:53:49 (EST)
Loved the site!Especially the morph from Mona to Leo,and the music.
Los Gatos, CA USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 14:32:26 (EST)
This site is great! I'm doing a report on him an I got so much help an info from this site! Thanks So Much this helped alot I got a 94% Thanks again this was a big part of my grade! Keep up the good work!
Issaquah, WA USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 13:27:44 (EST)
What a fabulous site! As part of my graduate course work at Manhattanville College, I am currently taking a course in reading and writing through the media. This course sparked my interest in Leonardo's life. We were fortunate enough to visit with the author of the Mystery of the Mona Lisa, Rina de'Firenze. The prologue to her book was so interesting; I can't wait to read it. I am currently an intern teacher at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, CT. In third grade this year, we studied Simple Machines as part of our science curriculum. I wish now that I had this girls see this site as a reference for our inventions study. The girls were fascinated with the life of Leonardo, and this site is so visually and auditorilly engaging. I am certain to use this site in my future teaching! Thanks!
Judith C. Whitaker <email@example.com>
Greenwich, CT. USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 13:09:54 (EST)
Dear Steve and Students:You have done a great job on your website. I know howmuch work a site can be and you all have done a great job!Keep up the good work!Bob
Rock Hill, SC USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 12:17:42 (EST)
I think that this page is very interesting for everybody: artists and not artists, yang and serious and I hope to find more information on your page. Thank you.
Odessa, Ukraine - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 04:44:16 (EST)
I am signing as a part of my graduate course work. I am a kindergarten teachers assistant in the Harrison school district. The website offers a great deal of information for teachers and students. By exploring the stite, students can experience and learn technological standards
Victoria DiBona <VAD9@aol.com>
Purchase NY - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 22:12:52 (EST)
Wow, what an incredible site. I have always wondered about the Mona Lisa. This page has peaked my interest about Leonardo Da Vinci's life as an artist and musician... I want to know more. I would have never found this site if it wasn't for my Professor of "Reading and Writing through Media" at Manhattanville College. Thanks!
USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 20:38:55 (EST)
This page is great! It is very informative, and it shows there has been alot of work put into it.
I will be back to visit!
Sacramento, CA USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 19:31:49 (EST)
Congrats, not only on creating but maintaining and updating your terrific site!
Miguel Llanos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
redmond, wa USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 15:16:18 (EST)
Sorry it took me so long to sign the guestbook, but I can only get access when I am at Penn State. Loved the site and we will get students (pre-college, college and professionals) to get involved. I will pass the site on to my colleagues at PSU too. David Trevaskis is here too and says hello.
Dr. Morris Jenkins <email@example.com>
Abington, PA USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 13:32:14 (EST)
Rahway, NJ USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 13:28:49 (EST)
I thought the site was wonderful. I found the theory that Mona Lisa is actually the artist fascinating. Keep up the good work.
New York, NY USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 23:32:01 (EST)
This was a wonderful web site which could be used for students of all ages. Currently, I'm a teacher's assistant in a small suburban school in Westchester county in a third grade classroom. I work with two learning disabled students who have severe difficulties with reading and writing. These two students have difficulties expressing ideas through their writing. Since I'm taking a graduate class, reading and writing through media, I hoped the class would offer wonderful ideas to incorporate in the classroom. The professor has offered great ideas to implement in the classroom which would help these students build confidence and creativity in their writing. The Internet is another tool I use with my students to help them with their academics. Since writing is a difficult task for these students, I try to give them fun and creative story starters when writing. After browsing through the web site, there was a ton of great ideas I could use with my students. For instance, in the resource center I was able to type in my own name to find information about what my name means. This is a great activity for these students to do because they will use the Internet to browse for information and then have the opportunity to write what they learned. This web site will allow these students to be creative and this will inspire them to think on a higher level. Since my two students I work with love to work on the Internet, this would be a fun, interactive site for them to use at school. For instance, there is a ton of sites for them to browse through and throughout the web site there are crticial thinking questions for them to consider. Also, the crticial thinking questions are thoughtful and can be used for any grade level. As a teacher, I would have my students write creative stories about these questions. One of the most important features I enjoyed on the web site was the signing the guest book and having the opportunity to respond to the writers. Children love to respond to writing because they always want to tell a writer how wonderful their work is. This web site gives students as well as teachers the opportunity to critique writing. This allows students to respond to writing and this gives teachers the opportunity to see what students like or dislike. Overall, I really enjoyed this web site. I'm going to use it with my students to help them develop crticial thinking skills. Also, it will allow them to see the beauty and how we need to appreciate art. Many students do not have the chance to be exposed to art at a young age, but from this web site students will be able to see the wonderful images art is able to portray.
Christina Casarella <ChrissyC2@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 22:03:13 (EST)
Sandvoll city, Norway - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 13:56:20 (EST)
you should give a better description of his work.
kronberg, germany - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 17:08:17 (EST)
To my MASTER SOUL ,you are our PROPHET OF CREATIONS AND THANK GOD THAT YOU ARE STILL VERY APPRECIATED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND.I`m with the idea that your monalisa is a spiritual created painting cause it carries your features.
dubai, UAE - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 01:17:49 (EST)
Thank you for the information and the music,(try listening to that piece of music over and over, it's mystical.)I consider Mr Da Vinci the artist formally known as God!!!
Follonica , GR Italy - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 21:45:39 (EST)
I am challenging my 6th grade students to discover DaVinci...I expect many of them will enjoy this sight. Thanks
alliance, oh USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 19:37:36 (EST)
do you know where i can download a high resolution version of Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man"
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 17:45:28 (EST)
Awesome.......too much to look at now. We will return. Thanks again for all your most professional help.
Marc and Claire
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 16:46:19 (EST)
I was just looking for some info for a school report.
I was glad I could find information on DaVinci. I am a senior and one of our English projects was to make a medieval notebook. DaVinci was one of
the guys we had to do a report on. I seen your student project when I was
looking on another DaVinci site. It was alot of help. Thanks.
Anadarko, OK USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 23:30:12 (EST)
It occurs to me that maybe the model's facial features are similar to daVinci's, because like many artists, he spent a lot of time practising by drawing his self-image. This does not necessarily mean that he was his own model.
Elizabeth Bay, NSW Australia - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 23:30:08 (EST)
Thank you for sharing information on Leonardo da Vinci. We are presently creating our own "sketchbooks" for our Humanities class at Austin Middle School in Irving, Texas.
Mrs. Clark's Humanities Class <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Irving, TX USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 16:19:27 (EST)
well Ive been hereing alot of different rumors amout the mona lisa and about
leonardo that he use to here voices and that he talks to him self alot and I would
like to know if you can e-mail me some facts about his paintings and about his
life Thank you, Raul
El Paso, TX USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 15:25:57 (EST)
I found the Mona Lisa portrait very fasinating because I found out that it was actually aself portrait of leonardo.Also the fact that he wanted to have the same fetures as a women.
Dover, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 11:14:44 (EST)
The most interesting thing about Mona Lisa is that Leonardo daVinci has the exact face frame as Mona Lisa. They both have the same eyes,nose,and mouth.
Rockaway, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 11:07:13 (EST)
I think it was fasinating how you were able to find something about how daVinc drawing himself as a girl, it was weird how the Mona Lisa was actually believed to be a self portrait of himself.
Rockaway, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 11:05:14 (EST)
The most fascinating thing about the Mona Lisa is that daVinci wanted to paint himself as something beautifule.. Even though he was gay he wanted to b known as something mysterious.
Rockaway, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 10:57:57 (EST)
I really like visiting your site and I enjoyed viewing the Mona Lisa. Her features are great
Rockaway, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 10:56:45 (EST)
great site! thank you for the free information.
Naugatuck, CT USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 22:38:04 (EST)
This website was recommended to me, by my Media Writes class at Manhattanville College.... I found this site very intriguing yet continue to wonder about this "mystery". I must admit however that the pictures (Leonardo DaVinci and the Mona Lisa) when put together do highly resemble each other (which I have never realized before). I have enjoyed this website and continue to marvel at this great "mystery" Thanks!
White Plains, NY USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 21:42:44 (EST)
This website was recommended to me, by my Media Writes class at Manhattanville College.... I found this site very intriguing yet continue to wonder about this "mystery". I must admit however that the pictures (Leonardo DeVinci and the Mona Lisa) when put together do highly resemble each other (which I have never ealized before). I have enjoyed this website and continue to marvel at this great "mystery"
White Plains, NY USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 21:34:51 (EST)
Great graphics and thanks for the information.My art teacher is obsessed with the Mona Lisa .Her room is filled different pictures of Mona Lisa
Queensbury, NY USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 21:04:52 (EST)
Great as usual. Really enjoy it.
USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 21:43:35 (EST)
thanks for the help on my assignment
Mackay, Qld Australia - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 02:50:02 (EST)
Fascinating and very plausible. One of the greatest mysteries of Davinci may be solved........then again maybe not. A vey ambitious and appreciated site.
Des Moines , Ia USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 01:14:20 (EST)
One of the many things that this world needs is a better understanding of the finer things in life. Whether it be children or adults, male or female - too many of us (myself included) do not have an appreciation for the beautiful things in our culture, let alone anyone else's culture. I am studying for my Masters in English at Manhattanville College and was introduced to this site by my "Reading and Writing Through Media" teacher. If it had not been for her, I would have NEVER logged on. I would have missed out on the wonderful work that all of you have done. It's a sad commentary on our culture that we do not know more about the great artists (writers, painters, poets, etc.) in history. If I were teaching an English class, I might have my students write a sonnet to or about someone that they see in the Mona Lisa. Thanks again for sharing such great stuff.
Richard Vergara <RIPBEN@aol.com>
White Plains, NY USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 22:42:45 (EST)
Enjoyed the site and the guestbook comments. Bit dubious about the Mona Lisa
being a self-portrait, though. Kind regards,Terry ,Albury,NSW,Australia.
Albury, New South Wales Australia - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 23:19:56 (EST)
I love art and i think Da Vinci is one of the greatest artist ever.
Toney, al USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 23:13:18 (EST)
Thanks a bunch! I desperately needed some info. for my art class and you saved the day! :) Thanks again!!
Chamberlain, SD USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 15:47:16 (EST)
My question as to who pose for the Mona Lisa has been answered.
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 08:20:37 (EST)
I think Mona Lisa is smiling because she just went shopping for shoes.
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 17:27:37 (EST)
This is a very good site and I think that you should have more but with some more info on him not just his works.
Lake Zurich, Il USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 11:16:44 (EST)
i am an art major and find this site concerning the Leo/Mona very intresting.
vian, ok USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 03:41:18 (EST)
This was a fabulous experience. I first heard about this site in my graduate school course, "Reading and Writing Through the Media". Last night my interest was peaked by an introduction to Firenze's novel. I am a huge da Vinci and Galileo fan and I always try to incorporate them in my classes. I has my students (3rd grade girls) pretend to be like Leonardo da Vinci by creating their own inventions (I downloaded a lot of info from the web) and after reading the biography about him (for children) they sketched and signed their names as he did. This site was just so amazing that I had all of the girls look at it as well. They were very excited to see the question, "Why is the Mona Lisa smiling?" We had a contest in our class to see what sort of answers we would get. The girls really loved the idea that the Mona Lisa was his mother. This site is an inspiration to all who visit it. I especially liked the links set up to so many places. I am getting certified in Special Ed as well and I am always thrilled to see Special Ed links. Bravo JFK!
Colleen Hickey <email@example.com>
Greenwich, CT USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 13:36:32 (EST)
USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 13:32:04 (EST)
It is good to see high school students doing such positive things. Keep up the great work. Remember, you are the future.
Daytona Beach, FL USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 11:55:03 (EST)
I must say the resembelnse is remarkable!
USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 03:19:57 (EST)
C'est tres interesant!
USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 16:56:07 (EST)
I love this. We do a lot of work on Leonardo when we study the human figure. Seventh and eighth grade kids love this area of study.
Mary Jane Calhoun II
Plymouth, MAI USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 15:17:27 (EST)
Thank you for letting me sign your guest book
lebonan, ky USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 13:42:07 (EST)
Lots of people say that the Mona well her eyes follow you around.From,Virginia
USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 19:50:05 (EST)
Nice page good links and info thanks for taking the time to make this pagesincerelyTom
Rocklin, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 18:15:37 (EST)
Congratulations on demonstrating first hand the real world interaction of technology and education. As both an engineer and attorney I applaud your efforts and encourage you all to continue in your endeavors.
Tequesta, FL USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 17:19:45 (EST)
I heard a news program about the bridge designed by Da Vinci that is being constructed in Norway and was interested in seeing a picture of it. I spent quite a while trying to track one down. I finally found it on your web site. Thanks!
Paw Paw, MI USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 16:25:07 (EST)
I have always been curious about the Mona Lisa and found your site to me most fasinating..;-) thanks...
Springfeild, MA USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 11:20:46 (EST)
This place has helped me alot with my report I am doing.But I wish there was a wish there was a report in here already.
Carthage, MO USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 19:24:20 (EST)
I love your "Why is Mona Lisa Smiling" animation. It is a wonderful use of technology in the study/education of the Arts. He must of had a wonderfully unique sense of humor to create such an unsolvable puzzle.
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 18:23:53 (EST)
I really enjoyed this site for my learning expiernce. I am in the process of writing an essay for Algebra II and am having lots of trouble finding my needed sources.Thank You For your Help.Heather
Murphy, Nc USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 13:21:39 (EST)
davenport, ia USA - Monday, February 01, 1999 at 11:52:02 (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)