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I had to do a report on Leondardo da Vinci and one of my biggest puzzles was the Mona Lisa. This site helped alot and I am grateful to whoever put the effort into the website.
CANADA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 17:37:37 (EST)Hey!I would like to state my view of point concernning to, Why is Mona Lisasmilling?Well,since Dr.Lillian S. stated that her believes are that Leonardopainted a portred of himself, as a woman, I think that the Mona Lisa is smillinddo to the fact that he himself was never similling in his other portreds, he wanted to look different, a way that he was never seen like, Happy. Maybe it was a feeling he couln'treally show to anyone and threw out his work he expresed his feelings.Ok this is all I have to say.Thanks so much.Love you bye, bye =)
Vanessa C.(A.K.A=Dopey& Va-Vi)
C.A USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 16:48:09 (EST)
how are u all
bbsr, orissa india - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 04:16:55 (EST)
I came to this site to get information for my research paper and it helped me alot!
Thorndale, TX USA - Wednesday, March 01, 2000 at 17:19:35 (EST)I am doin a project
holden, MA USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 21:04:23 (EST)This is such an awesome sight. I'm looking up something for a learning fair so this helped me out a lot!!! Stef
Saratoga Springs, NY USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 20:25:16 (EST)i really love art and in school we have to do 5 artist reserch and of course one of them is Leonardo.
LaGrange, USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 20:24:11 (EST)they say we are attracted to ourselves. I have heard the Mona Lisa was a lover. Perhaps he was attracted to someone likhimself.
Lakeside, Calif. USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 16:26:52 (EST)
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england - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 15:34:47 (EST)I am doing a project and the Mona Lisa is involved, I have found this website useful for my A'Level art project.
Kidderminster, Worcestershire England - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 10:55:48
I was just commenting about your conclusions about Mona Lisa and leonardo da Vinci being the same person. I'm writing because I'm doing a class project on the artist and I think it's strange and pretty funny that it's believed that they are the same person. I personnally don't think it's him because for one thing isn't the painting supposed to be La Gioconda? And isn't the name Mona Lisa is mother? Think about it if the protrait was of his mother then of course it would have some resemblence to Leonardo...but afterall that's just my opinion and I'm only a junior in high school.
Lawton, OK USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 10:46:17 (EST)This was very insperational and I hope this leaves the Internet. ha ha ha
Omaha, NE USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 08:09:09 (EST)That's a cool web site you got there
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 21:48:21 (EST)This site is great it really helped me learn about da vinchi!!!!! sincerly 2qute4u!!!
houston, tx USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 18:38:10 (EST)I ahve just been to the Louve - very impressed!!
london, uk - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 11:08:13 (EST)THIS SITE ROCKS!
Apple Valley, CA USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 18:40:24 (EST)I never realized that the MOna Lisa was painted without eyebrows. I guess Leonardo decided not to finish the picture.
Duson, LA USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 18:34:54 (EST)'Kay I spose, could be a bit more visually exciting!
Lucy And Derek
Plymouth, UK - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 16:59:58 (EST)I've always wanted to know what was so specials about the Mona Lisa, and now i know what special about her and the picture which was painted. Great web page.
Camberley, Surrey England - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 16:05:00 (EST)No comments
Loimaa, 32200 FINLAND - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 12:10:19 (EST)Wow. That´s what can best describe my awe.This guy must have been the greatest genius of all time.This has been the theory which best answers th question of Mona Lisa's smile.
Colima, Colima Mexico - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 23:49:41 (EST)This is the greatest site that in on the net. Thanks to all that made this happen. It's great that we can have the chance to learn and see things about our history.
Crossville, TN USA - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 16:54:52 (EST)You have created a very interesting sight. Congratulations!!! Anna
Thessaloniki, Greece - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 15:52:13 (EST)Thanx for letting me sign your guest book!
Newark, NJ USA - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 10:38:40 (EST)I've heard the theory of Leonardo painting himself as a women. But even if he did, how in the world can one compare images that are on paper, not actual size, etc. I am not convinced. Please tell me who this 'lady' really is. Why do all people birth-named Mona Lisa turn out with such a unique look? I know a good name is rather to be chosen than anything because it creates who you are, but what is the deal if she is only a figment? What's up with that?
Silver Spring, MD USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 14:09:53 (EST)Hi, I am high school students. In my arts class, I got a essay to do. The thesis is: "The Mona Lisa is the most important work from the Renaissance period and perhaps of all time."I like to ask: why Mona Lisa is populer? Why it is important?What's people's comment of this painting? What's the secret of this painting?Especially the smiling.How did Leonardo da Vinci use the science to piant the Mona Lisa?Could you tell me some books that I can write for my bibliography?Here I think you very much for your time. I would grateful if I can get these answers from you as soon as possible.Thank you very much.Yours Truely,Grace
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 13:56:10 (EST)I really enjoy this site,feel free to send any new stuff anytime!Bye now Andrew
Springfield, la USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 12:51:27 (EST)Hello! I AM AT SCHOOL, BREAUX BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, IN LOUISIANA AND WE WERE
LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT THINGS WE COULD DO ON THE INTERNET AND I JUST
WANTED TO SIGN IT CAUSE I LIKE GIVING ATTENTION TO OTHERS THANKS FOR HAVING A
WONDERFUL SITE LIKE MONA LISA FOR US TO GO TO. WE'LL BE EXPLORING ON IT MORE
FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AND I ALSO WILL BE ON IT AT HOME.
St. Martinville, La. USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 12:10:51 (EST)AWSOME WEB PAGE
FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 12:05:29 (EST)I LOVE THESE PICTURES.
GIBSON, GEORGIA USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 11:23:35 (EST)
i'm new here. i think this work of yours will be very much helpful to students and to those who are interested in art particularly about leonardo and his works. more power and more infos.
manila, philippines - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 10:39:24 (EST)very educational... alfredo
cebu city, philippines - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 02:03:41 (EST)Great Site!! David
Owings Mills , MD USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 21:31:52 (EST)Do u have anyhing about math and Leonardo da Vinci in hear. I am doing a report on him and can't find any info on his discoveries as a mathematician. Please email me if you do have info so i can check it out. Thanx, Wesh
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 23:28:29 (EST)This web page is good but where is the stuff on his inventions?!?!? ashley
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 20:18:03 (EST)I had to do it for a school project at MacArthur H.S. !!!!!
Houston , Texas USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 11:55:14 (EST)Very interesting comments on that wonderfull artistThank you
SANTIAGO, CHILE - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 23:40:23 (EST)the mona lisa is also in a morning vale, but is still smiling!!!!!!! this information is true though!!
USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 22:33:09 (EST)This web site was very intersesting and helped me with my school project. I hope more people will use it to help the find information on the Mona Lisa.
PEI Canada - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 20:29:52 (EST)You have some really cool links and info.Thank you
salem, USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 11:20:58 (EST)I really learn so much and i hope i can be a part of Monalisa .
Johor, J.b Malaysia - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 11:19:07 (EST)It's amazing what you can find even by accident!So, the rennaisance man painted himself?Well anythings possible with genius who is to say that at this moment he isn't enjoying a huge joke with Michaelangelo Bottichelli and the rest of them at our expense.Thanks for the food for thought, wasn't that what leonardo was all about?
adelaide, south australia australia - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 01:07:31 (EST)I am currently a grad student at Manhattanville College. We are studying a piece on Leonardo's Caterina. I always thought that the Mona Lisa was a portrait of Leo's mother. Now I have started to believe that it could be a self-portrait after seeing the picture morp. Dr. Schwartz could definitely be onto something big. It has opened my eyes to a different light, but I wonder exactly what the experts think.
Rye Brook, NY USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 21:29:01 (EST)Dear Website, this note comes from yours truly, Il Maestro, Signore Da Vinci. No, your theory is quite incorrect as to the possibility of Signorina Lisa being a self portrait. Had you been wise, or studied my writings thouroughly, you would know that first of all, I am a man of science, and not vanity. Lisa is painted according to Vitruvian principles as was my own self portrait, and henceforth the similarities. At the time of my first sketches of her in the 1480's, she was both bequeathed, and staying in the castello Sforza. And by the way, the bones in my grave, are in fact, not mine, and a most disrespectful dessicration. Please, don't continue to think of me as dead. I am planning to make a return to Italy from the Americas soon. I will arrive in Piombino, where I designed a tower, and where I am being expected.
Maestro, Leonardo da Vinci
USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 21:06:37 (EST)Good page, good information, thanks.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 16:23:44 (EST)nice site. if anyone has any info on appreciation of the mona lisa over the course of time, and in different locations, please mail me. thanks
england - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 08:25:51 (EST)hi, I'm from Belgium and for my final exam I have to search everything about
the Mona Lisa. Who the model was, why she is smiling,... so, everybody who can
help me, send all your information to my e-mailadress (link disabled) please send
your information before 15/04/2000. thank you very much, and this is a great site!!!
dendermonde, belgium - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 05:46:48 (EST)E-MAIL ME WE CAN CHAT ON-LINE stephanie
Casa Grande, AZ USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 14:23:28 (EST)I love this site
Carmichael, Ca USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 17:42:26 (EST)You were able to give a reasonable explanation for the La Gionconda (Mona Lisa) and were able to say why you thought it was Da Vinci peinted as a woman. But, how do you guys know that it wasn't a member of his family or a close friend that may look similar to him. Aalishia
Milwaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 15:07:24 (EST)none
Lakeside, Arizona USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 13:27:24 (EST)hi how are you this is so awesome
peacevalley, mo USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 10:08:05 (EST)Wonderful site. I learned a lot.
Sterling Heights, MI USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 08:47:34 (EST)Da Vincini was a true Renaissance man wasn't he? Lisa is justone way he shows his many skills. I love the site. It rocks!
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 20:12:23 (EST)Regarding Mona's smile... back in the day, there existed a book of etiquette that all ladies of good substance would read in order to be up-to-date on the "latest rules of courting". It was stated that one should present oneself with a slightly upturned smile to attract a gentlemans fancy. Leonardo traveled from city to city showing off this portrait as an example of his portraiture skills. La Giaconda, otherwise known as the Mona Lisa, was her family name, the name that Italians know her by.There were approximately 8 different versions of this portrait, with the first few being bare breasted Of these findings are true then the concept of Leo naro using his own facial image to mirror Monas makes little sence. However, onlyLeonardo would know the truth and I doubt you'll get him to clearify this.
Southold, ny USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 14:02:58 (EST)Thanks. Very useful for my homework studies.
Banbury, Oxfordshire UK - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 06:51:40 (EST)Interesting, but I better get back to finding Da Vinchi's "The Last Supper".
NSW Australia - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 03:10:09 (EST)
Yes it does resemble Da Vinci. Very Interesting.
Gridley Family <Gridleyz@cs.com>
Lake Arrowhead, CA USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 01:52:01 (EST)This is the first time on yur site---looks like fun and I look forward to exploring the whole thing. How often will you update?
Denville, NJ USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 16:58:25 (EST)I am 11 years old and I am doing a book report on Leonardo da Vinci. Your site is helping me.
beaumont, tx USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 13:20:02 (EST)I think that Leonardo DaVinci is the most interesting artist that any body can eveeer learn about. There is so much that he had done besides paintings and My favorite is the Virgin Mary. He is an very important figure now in days and he is a very popular man. He has allways been popular and he allways will be until the world ends. Ryan
Liverpool, NY USA - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 13:51:22 (EST)Cool !!!T-i-N-n-Y here :D T-i-N-n-Y
Bangkok, - Thailand - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 05:29:26 (EST)Being as young as I am I believe that Da Vinci was one of the greatest men that actually lived with ideas before his time. Without some of his ideas it leads me to ask the question where would we be today? Also the question where would we be today if he followed out with some of his plans before he died, would we be more high tech today than we are?
Chesapeake, WV USA - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 23:12:19 (EST)
As a developing 18 year old humanist and idealist, I have some food for thought: I think that the Mona Lisa smile shows Da Vinci's representation of his knowledge in the form of a painting. The smile appears to be cunning, but timid; a perfect offense and defense character. Maybe Da Vinci's creativity was motivated by simple mindgames, and with his Mona Lisa, he shows the smile of a genius in mind manipulation. It's just an idea, but what do you think? oh yeah....thanks for letting me spill this into your guestbook.
Akron, NY USA - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 00:19:29 (EST)thank you
Glen Rock, NJ USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 19:41:07 (EST)I really like you web site and I've been doing a report and my report is on art and I needed someone to do for my report and now I have one thank you so much. Your new pal Kayla P.S. Thanks to you I got a A+ on my report.
Jim Thorpe, PA USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 16:24:16 (EST)I didn't expect to like this site but once i actually looked into it, i found it pretty intresting. I'll have to put this site on my favorite places at home!!=) Ashlee
Frankfort, KY USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 12:48:41 (EST)I can see why someone might thing that he painted himself. There are alot of things that do match, but we are never going to find out the real truth behind this lovely painting.
fT. COLLINS, CO USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 11:44:49 (EST)Totally tubular site!!!!!!!
haddonfield, NJ USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 11:11:07 (EST)This is truely the most exciting website i ever been to i realy love this website i am also recomending this to all of my friends. I never thought that leornardo would be interested in music. I also think i know what the double take is of. i think it is a deuble take of a flower.
new york, ny USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 10:19:08 (EST)What a great site. Leonardo is such a wonderful artist. Mona Lisa reminds me of my honeymoon. I would love to do a drama lesson plan- what was she thinking - and have the children write their own monologes!
Diana W. Singer <JSinger736@aol.com>
Greenwich , CT USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 21:57:17 (EST)What a great way to learn about a remarkable man. I had no idea Da Vinci's interests were this eclectic; his accomplishments so varied. I love the interactive parts of the sight, particularly the section that allows one to find different perspective techniques (vanishing point,etc)on a painting. I found that a very efficacious way of teaching some terms and ideas (horizon, vanishing point)that kids might other wise ignore or fail to absorb. In fact, the whole website is this way, engaging the participant and drawing him or her along. Excellent, educational, fun. (Mirror writing was really cool, and what an interesting quirk in Da Vinci's personality.)
Ted Keating <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 21:20:51 (EST)I am currently working on a group project for college about communication. I think that this will be of interest for our group. Thanks!
Cordele, GA USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 20:41:25 (EST)I think that this website really encouraged me to learn more about Leonardo da Vinci. That you for giving me the oppertunity to find out about Leonardo.
Calgary, Alberta - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 18:24:08 (EST)i think that this is a great web site because it gives you facts to learn from and enjoy! sheena
hazel park, mi USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 12:57:25 (EST)i really like this web page, it is very informitave : )
oswego, ny USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 10:32:51 (EST)fýrst of all, ý would lýke to appreciate you for setting up such a page. ý am looking for a page from which ý can extract mona lisa. I am leaaving my e-mail adrress , please send an adrress about ýt.
antalya, - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 09:26:34 (EST)ý am loking for a page from which ý can extract mona lisa. please send me an adrress about it.
newyork, newyork usa - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 09:25:57 (EST)DEAREST,I HAVE KNOWN LEO DA VINCI WHEN I WAS 10 OR 11.I LIKE THE MONALISA PAINTING & IT'S EXOTIC.CONGRATULATIONS 4 YOUR WEBSITE.
KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 06:45:53 (EST)This site is fab! I have a question about the Mona Lisa;If Leonardo DaVinci supposedly used himself as the model for this extraordinary piece of art, does this suggest the the Mona Lisa looks like a male or Leonardo looked like a lady?
Cypress, CA USA - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 23:38:26 (EST)I think that you site is excellent? I always wondered why the Mona Lisa was Smiling...
lynn, Ma USA - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 14:02:10 (EST)Good work! JC
USA - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 12:50:50 (EST)leonardo yäk
VANTAA, UUSIMAA FINLAND - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 05:46:21 (EST)CeLiNe
Norway - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 14:45:23 (EST)we both think that mona lisa is very interesting, we like the type of specular art, i (kristin) love leonardo's music, i think it somewhat sounds gothic. kristin&mary
pa USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 10:49:30 (EST)Site suggested by a friend in Brooklyn. Was looking for info to doing activities for middle school kids at San Elizario, TX. Contact me for any special uses for this site in the science or history fields.
Art Dominguez <email@example.com>
El Paso, tx USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 13:48:49 (EST)Hello-I was visiting your site for cybersurfari!
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 13:44:58 (EST)Steve, Take a look at the Site of the Moment at (link disabled) and let me
know what you think:)Thank you for sending me your details. James James
Learning Perspectives, Australia - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 05:49:29 (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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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)