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Great site for leonardo lovers! Love the pictures! But where are the postcards? (I have just started browsing this site!) Post Cards
sandy's, Bermuda - Thursday, July 01, 1999 at 08:58:06 (EDT)
I have enjoyed your site. I must say the students did an excellant job on this site. Keep up the good work.
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, July 01, 1999 at 04:57:13 (EDT)
Wow! What a great site! As a special education teacher, I find this to be a vaulable resource. I can not wait to introduce it to my sixth grade students to help them with thier art history investigations. The inclusion of DaVinci's music as well as the use of sign language is remarkable. A job well done!
D. D'Agostino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Harrison, NY USA - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 21:39:48 (EDT)
Dr. Rajendra Nahar <email@example.com>
Massa, Italy - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 16:20:39 (EDT)
I AM VERY MUCH İNTERESTED IN "MONA LISA PORTRAIT" AND HER SMILING MISTERY FOR WHICH I AM JUST LIKE "MONA LISA" AS A TWIN SİSTER, IN PERSON, I AM WILLING TO FIND OUT THE MISTERY, FOR THAT REASON I AM HERE WİTH YOU.CONGRETULATIONS FOR YOUR HARD WORKS IN YOUR LIFE FOR EVER.
Fatma GÖRCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
İstanbul, TURKIYE - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 08:36:51 (EDT)
I am very interested in De Vinci's work and this site was very enjoyable and taught me more about him and his work.
- Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 20:14:27 (EDT)
I love the postcards. I can send them to all my friends. What a great way to keep in touch with people.
Yonkers, NY USA - Monday, June 28, 1999 at 22:58:53 (EDT)
This is a wonderful program that can be used in many ways during summer school. If I have access to computers I will have my students sign on and they can write stories based on why Mona Lisa is smiling. This will be a creative activity that addresses many aspects of the language arts standards.
Yonkers, NY USA - Monday, June 28, 1999 at 22:55:59 (EDT)
Very interesting! I think that the research was probably quite right - the Mona Lisa DOES look like Leonardo da Vinci! Wow!!
Belvedere, Kent UK - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 19:18:44 (EDT)
i love this site and i have quite an interest in art andif anyone reads this come and write to me ask questions if u wish till then i admire ths address
USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 08:21:17 (EDT)
I had a bit more time to go through the site this evening, and I came across a lesson that a friend had used in science class last semester - the "gadget" one. It was interesting to read about it after having experienced it - a bit in reverse!My kid loves sending the postcards.
White Plains, NY USA - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 21:04:06 (EDT)
Great stuff.. I work at the Pretoria Art Museum and the Da Vinci exhibition is visiting our museum until 1 August.It is absolutely magnificent to see so many people getting so many information and absolute enlightment from it.Regards...J.
Pretoria, South-Africa - Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 14:32:17 (EDT)
As a future educator and one currently in a computer lab, I first viewed the site alone and then had my 12 year old daughter view it. I found it interesting that she didn't have to think about the question. She immediately came up with that it was either his mother or his image of his mother. She also thought that this photo might have been done based on an early memory of his mother. She had no background knowledge except to be aware of the painting and that the creator was DaVinci. I myself found her idea and Lillians idea to be of interest. I can already think of some writing exercises for elementary school students. I will put some ideas together and share it in class. Hope you get the ideas.
Carol LaBella <NYCAL01@aol.com>
Port Chester, NY USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 22:57:43 (EDT)
I think it is Leonardo's mother but more in his memory of his mother and drawing from that. I also think the digitized picture can be just coincidence. He might also have looked a lot like his mother and that can count for the similarities in the painting and his own picture.
Port Chester, NY USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 22:35:37 (EDT)
USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 21:03:10 (EDT)
I really love your site. I am eleven years old and I find it especially interesting that the Mona Lisa may be a self portrait. I love the way this site is put together. I especially liked sending the digital postcard. I sent one to my former teacher, Dr. Frei. I found it interesting that you can download music on a website. Thank you for this wonderful on-line experience.
Cross River, NY USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:51:57 (EDT)
I Love this! So many links, so little time. I love the mystery of the Mona Lisa. I think it is fabulous to consider that it may be a form of self-protrait. I am definitely going to return to the site later to send a digital postcard. This is truly a great educational tool. I will return to explore your site in depth when I have more time. Thank you for a great web experience.
Cross River, ny USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:46:36 (EDT)
I found this site to be very informative and made learning fun! When my son is older (he's two) I would encourage him to visit a site like this one.
Bedford Hills, NY USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:34:12 (EDT)
Thank you to Mr. Feld for passing along the link to this wonderful site. I have had a great time visiting and I would like to congratulate all of you for putting together such a comprehensive and educational website!
Kamloops, British Columbia Canada - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 20:26:50 (EDT)
Congratulations to the students and teachers at Kennedy High School for creating such a wonderful web site! One of the purposes of learning is to share what you know with others, so that they may benefit as well. By creating this web site, you at Kennedy are helping your friends and colleagues around the world! Thanks again, congratulations, and please keep up the good work!- Dr. Mark Whitman, Project Manager Access Indiana Teaching & Learning Center
Mark Whitman <email@example.com>
West Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 14:32:22 (EDT)
I have visited this site many times and am intrigued by the comments of visitors in the guest book. I am contemplating E-mailing one or two visitors to learn more of their interest about Mona Lisa and her identity. At times I concurr with the notion that yes in fact this was Leonardo, yet there always is a question could this man have been so in love with himself as to be unable to find a suitable woman to model for him? This is just one of the many challenges offered by this wonderful web site as it truly is an intricate mystery worthy of many visits. The students and faculty involved are so lucky to have united with one another on this mystery journey. Natalie.
New Rochelle, N.Y. USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 22:12:45 (EDT)
I am impressed! You have all worked very hard. The website is interesting and informative. Well done.
Chappaqua, NY USA - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 21:59:42 (EDT)
Fabulous - we couldn't belive how much information was available here. Thank
you, it has been a great help in a project I am doing on Leonardo da V. Thomas
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 03:27:33 (EDT)
A very interesting idea. The faces are eerily similar. I had learned in school that Mona Lisa was the wife of a local merchant that DaVinci had been hired to paint. It had taken him several years to complete the painting and upon finishing he had refused to turn the painting over to the purchaser and kept it himself instead. It was never sold. But the theory of it actually being him is very exciting. The faces are strangley the same and it was so long ago who really knows?
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 03:18:49 (EDT)
Yo! CoolSite! CooBeans! Make more things and add more coo[l] stuff!!!
Springfeild, IL USA - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 14:35:55 (EDT)
very interesting and impressive - a great website!
melbourne, vic australia - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 18:32:12 (EDT)
Great performance you guys I hope next year all of you do better
USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 17:46:53 (EDT)
We enjoyed this visit very much! Our children couldnt believe what they just learned about the Mona Lisa. Thanksa lot!
Gurdian Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Jose, Costa Rica - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 22:22:19 (EDT)
does anyone out there know anything about a story of Leonardo Da vinci and his painting of the last supper
Richfield, Ut USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 17:38:19 (EDT)
Very impressive website, i also agree with the theory that Leonardo could have possibly painted himself for the model of the mona lisa.
chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 14:16:42 (EDT)
columbiana, oh USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 09:44:29 (EDT)
I liked your page.Please send me some feedback
Moree, n.s.w Australia - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 00:41:11 (EDT)
S.A., TX USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 21:53:40 (EDT)
Congratulations on your awards. This site is a very attractive, easy-to-negotiate site. I've enjoyed my visit and have bookmarked it for easy reference.
Katonah, NY USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 12:56:20 (EDT)
here is the' best in the' land
clearwater, fl USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 10:10:13 (EDT)
Bravo! Your site is Premo! Thank you for sharing your creativity, research, and dedication! If I may...to me, Mona Lisa's smile is especially intriquing with knowledge that poor Leonardo's venues for artistry rarely lent to opportunity for levity...too, if you cover ML's upper face, looking only at her smile, there is to be found, Leonardo's appreciation for subltle intrique...divine defiance or diviance...a joyful display of simple physical beauty, the beauty of youth...provocative yet innocent, the beauty of life...ML is not a stiff lipped wife of a benefactor...her smile suggests both, potential and discovery.....she does truly have a beautiful smile...one that mirrors Leonardo's obvious affection for both his subject and his rendering....I could go on and on, but I won't ! Mainly I would like to impart that art appreciation should always be two fold: first and foremost, as a viewer...the initial gut response and its confirmation or evolution with continued viewing; secondly, if one truly wants to appreciate an artist's attempt to capture that which is inspired, one must look at the life, time, and working environment of the artist...particularly the early masters as they were most often constrained by the whims or limiitations of imagination of their benefactors...unlike artists of today...very little if anything is beyond reach of free expression....I obviously enjoy the old masters, but I also appreciate the creativity you've displayed in this site and the inspiration you avail in offering visitors links to other wonderful discoveries, so THANK YOU, each and every one of YOU!
Lunenburg, VT USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 00:11:24 (EDT)
I think that this web site is really cool, but first, why would Leonardo da Vinci paint himself? Plus I still don't get why Lisas' smile is so important! I mean come on, I'm sure a lot of people could smille just like she did! Well otherwise, I think that Leonardo da Vinic was a pritty cool guy! Well, see ya! Melissa
Edmonton, Alberta Canada - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 23:02:32 (EDT)
I am an Elementary Art Teacher in Roxana, IL. It is wonderful to find an interactive site about Fine Art that was made by students. Not many school districts have Art teachers at their Elementary schools. My district is wonderful because they give me my own classroom with a sink and a computer! In the fall my room will have an internet drop so my Art students can participate in the same kind of projects that you offer. Keep up the good work and maybe you can visit our site that we will create!
Kay Hewitt <email@example.com>
Edwardsville, IL USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 20:58:34 (EDT)
Burnaby, Canada - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 12:33:05 (EDT)
I think this is a wonderful website. This site inspires me to learn more about Leonardo. I never knew he wrote music. It's so facinating!
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 12:12:15 (EDT)
This was a real help thanks
perth, W.A Australia - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 09:13:30 (EDT)
My 10 year old daughter and I enjoyed the interactive activities on your website. I feel the addition of sign language makes it especially useful, and is a unique feature.
White Plains, NY USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 20:56:32 (EDT)
I am a second grade teacher in District 10 and believe that my students can benefit from the use of the digital postcards. This will be helpful in their writing. They can create their own stories and make predictions. I look forward to using this as a tool to help my students with their reading and writing abilities.
USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 20:56:22 (EDT)
Very impressive! I especially liked the information about Mona Lisa's smile, with the picture right next to it! I am an Assistant Teacher at a boys school in Greenwich, and that could be a very interesting discussion/experiment in our classroom! There are also many ways to use this site to incorporate through writing, but I particularly love the digital postcards. It's nice to have an activity that not only means something to you, but it will mean something to someone else as well! Thanks!
Stamford , CT USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 20:39:16 (EDT)
I am a writer/performer who is terribly interested in creating a one-man show about daVinci. I think it would be a wonderful way to take the great artist's accomplishments into a school situation. Between his artistic achievements and his scientific thinking, he was a veritable genius.I am interested in any insight you could provide as far as providing a landscape against which to develop the persona of daVinci. I am capable of reading the facts about his life but the real mystery of daVinci is his supreme genius in an era of burgeoning enlightenment.He would be a wonderful model for students who do not realize that art and science are two sides of the same coin. Any help, insight or information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
buffalo, ny USA - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 01:36:46 (EDT)
I still have not found out why Mona Lisa is not smileing
chgo, il USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 16:08:34 (EDT)
Heath, TX USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 14:13:51 (EDT)
Hello I am a student of mrs. Regan. She says that this site will help me to learn english. So I will be exploring this site this summer. Mrs Regan told me that this is my homework for this summer. Bye. Julio
croton on- hudson, ny USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 13:22:17 (EDT)
ThanksStumbled onto you be accident, glad I did :-)
Orlando, FL USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 10:51:58 (EDT)
What a great resource! The perfect launching point to literally hundreds of excellent sites. Keep up the good work.
Jamaica, NY USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 10:18:41 (EDT)
I really liked the way everything was put together
bronx, ny USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 05:42:53 (EDT)
This is a cool web site. I've looked alot on the enternet for things about Da vinci and there is information on this web site that I've never heard.
Salem, OR USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 20:06:05 (EDT)
I am very proud to see many of my friends on stage and I think the play was very good. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
New York , NY USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 12:33:08 (EDT)
Loved the morphing of Leonardo into Mona Lisa. I'm completely convinced! How come we didn't see it before!!!! My daughter found the site very helpful for her assignment. I want to buy Lillian Shwartz's book but sadly it's out of print. This is a really great use of the internet. Thanks!
Australia - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 08:17:20 (EDT)
We are going to have a GREAT time exploring and playing with these sites!
white plains, ny USA - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 21:32:30 (EDT)
Thanks for a thought-provoking tour! As a math/science specialist I'm especially interested in Leonardo and his work. I'm going to bookmark your page for my 15-year old son. Any of you students like art, technology, and BMX?
Ina Mogensen <I.Mogensen@worldnet.att.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 21:17:08 (EDT)
Me again...I just want to say that the site is great and very informative! Keep up the good work.
MD USA - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 21:04:23 (EDT)
This is in refrence to the Mona Lisa...it was painted in 1503. Mona Lisa was the wife to a man named francesco (Not sure of spelling) whom employed Leonardo for 3 years. About the smile of Mona Lisa it is said that while leonardo was painting the portrait Mona Lisa she was filled with melencholy he hired Jesters musicans and singers to keep her in merriment. I learned about this through many different websites historical articles and documentaries on tape.
Laurel, MD USA - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 21:01:13 (EDT)
This site is very useful for my project and included thingsthat the encyclopedias did not.Thanks!
Canaada - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 10:28:34 (EDT)
Excellent site! Congratulations on such an informative web site. As a music teacher, I would appreciate linking your web site to my music page. (Unified Arts, K-2 music) Would you give me permission to do so? Thank you.
D. Burritt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shelburne, VT USA - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 09:09:23 (EDT)
I used this for homework, very useful.
Plymouth, Devon Uk - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 10:47:46 (EDT)
Rohit, thnakyou for giving me access to this site...I love it...how did u know i miss all the art work from my trip...totally miss Rome!! Love you...and ur site...Emma.xx
nsw Australia - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 10:27:12 (EDT)
Hello Iam very interested in leonardo's work. And I was right he did paint himself I was once studying him and on other pictures he has used the mona lisa or himself to paint the face.well thanks for your time and my age is 12.
nanaimo, canada - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 05:20:48 (EDT)
Since I first read about Mrs. Schwartz's theory on the Mona Lisa, I was in full agreement, because Leonardo was such a personality who would indulge in intriguing works. It was him who suggested studying stains on the wall as a sourse of inspiration and enhancement of artistic creativity. This is exactly what I did to arrive at my version which I call "Anthropomorphic Landscape with Giocondesque Topography" which you can see on my site.
New York, N.Y. USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 00:20:57 (EDT)
We like your site's design, and we are about to go and listen to Leonardo's music!(we didn't even know he wrote music!)have a really nice day, Rebecka AND oRNA!
Rebacka and Orna
kamon and kiriat mozkin, Israel - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 12:14:02 (EDT)
Mona Lisa is a groovy painting, but it freaks me out heaps!!!
Adelaide, South Australia Australia - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 00:31:09 (EDT)
This is Sheila's daughter. I just wanted to say: I THINK YOUR SITE IS GREAT!
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 19:59:53 (EDT)
chicago, il canada - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 17:27:22 (EDT)
Steve:I finally got here and enjoyed the display.Congratulations on a job well-done.Frank
USA - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 16:50:06 (EDT)
Nice page but why is lenardo a woman
USA - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 16:32:33 (EDT)
We blew out a fuse getting here, but now that the lights are back on, we're enjoying the site.
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 23:22:37 (EDT)
very cool! what an interesting phenomenon
ny USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 20:20:46 (EDT)
winfield, B.C. Canada - Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 12:48:45 (EDT)
A wonderful model for a website, creative and educational. Even the guestbook is interesting. Did you see the inverted picture of Mona Lisa in the NY Times article last week? The image is so familiar that the brain recognizes it upside down, although when you flip it, you see the features are inverted. So, the Mona Lisa is giving us information on how the human brain works. A wonderful legacy for Leonardo. (I think he would have enjoyed the site!)
Purchase, NY USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 22:05:59 (EDT)
Thanks for a great site. Leonardo is my hero. I will keep checking in to see new developments.
USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 22:00:14 (EDT)
yet another student in the midst of a Leonardo research paper, just gotta thank you for the info. Keep it up!!! I'll come back someday when i'm out of school and look at it for real! =)
XXXX, XX XXX - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 19:33:11 (EDT)
This is a great site. Did students actually develop this site and write the text? What made them select Leonardo da Vinci as a subject of interest? What other sites, if any, have they developed? What has been the role of Mr. Feld? Thanks. Rachel
brooklyn, ny USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 18:27:30 (EDT)
I like the " Mona Lisa" pictrue!!
taylors, sc USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 13:33:59 (EDT)
It's a great web site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Regina, SK Canada - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 11:06:11 (EDT)
visited the site, for a school project. it was very informative thank you.
Neath, Wales, uk - Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 12:23:56 (EDT)
cazzico ottima web site !!!!
alert bay, BC canada - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 19:06:40 (EDT)
I am glad that this Leonardo Da Vinci website is very successful and has won all those awards. It is remarkable that you have created this site using fifteen year old computers.
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 11:26:39 (EDT)
Hi, JFK H.S. -- This is Richard Jordan, a member of the Board of Governors of the Naitonal Arts Club on Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Really interesting project on the Miho Museum. First, let me say that it was not clear where on the planet JFK H.S. is -- I figured out the Bronx from various clues. But, more importantly, at the Arts Club, we do a lot of work with students and the arts. We are a 100-year old arts educational organization that admitted men on a full and equal basis with women 100 years ago. Freddie Ferrer has been to the Club, and Mayor Dinkins visits as often as he can. The food is REAL good, lots of receptions and stuff like that, with art exhibition openings. I am planning a series at the Club for the Millennium called "The Dialogue of Civilizations". The questions that you asked are really imporrtant ones and go to the heart of the matter. I.M. Pei has received two Gold Medal Awards from us, and maybe we can arrange for some way in which we and lots of you can all participate in some event. Would like to speak with you about it, maybe even have you help plan it. Send an e-mail. I'm wired. Later, Richard J.
Richard Jordan <email@example.com>
NY, NY USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 16:24:29 (EDT)
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)