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Very cool site!
Fremont, CA USA - Friday, December 12, 1997 at 09:01:50 (EST)
Yonkers, NY USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 23:40:18 (EST)
Nice idea, but I really think it's a stretch. She was as unattractive as a man though.
CA USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 22:25:29 (EST)
Mona Lisa has always been one of my favorites. I think seeing her at the Louvre was such an experience. As a freshman in college I am taking an arts and humanities course and it has enabled myself to learn more about her. It's great to know that there are others out there that appreciate the same arts as I. Excellent site!
Lexinton, Ky USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 20:46:10 (EST)
I thought this website was pretty cool. I never knew that before.
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 16:16:35 (EST)
She is he! Her is he! He is she! He is her!
Mt. Eden, KY USA - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 15:31:49 (EST)
I had read the theory bvefore but enjoyed seeing the blended picture on the computer. Interesting idea.
Lou Thesmar <email@example.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 23:55:47 (EST)
Well, I could hardly believe that Leonardo has painted himself as a girl
Kota Bharu, kelantan Malaysia - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 20:43:57 (EST)
Tampere, ------ Finland - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 15:24:20 (EST)
I'm Chris Garcia, a teacher of western civilization for 9th graders. My class thinks that it is possible. Tell us why he would do this???
5th hr western civ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
greeley, co USA - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 14:08:41 (EST)
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci: I find it very hard to believe that da Vinci was actually making a selfportrait, but it is an interesting idea...Question: Could anyone help me find out why we call her Mona Lisa. Appearantly it is a name given to her by the anglo-saxon world, whereas she in France is named La Joconde (after La Gioconda...if the model was actually Francesco del Gioconda/o's wife..?) Mona Lisa does not sound like an Italian name, but is it?Where do I find this information? If you have the time please mail me back on the above e-mail address
Kirsten Tode <email@example.com>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 04:45:51 (EST)
I think that Leonardo Da Vinci wanted to see what he would look like if he were a woman so he did!
Stony Brook, NY USA - Tuesday, December 09, 1997 at 23:21:09 (EST)
Thank you for the information, it helped out alot with my English assignment.
Ft. Worth, Tx. USA - Tuesday, December 09, 1997 at 11:35:53 (EST)
I think that is totally wrong! Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa as a Florentine woman,Mona Lisa was a real woman who married Francesco del Giocondo,and thus came to be known "La Gioconda".He painted this between 1503 and 1505.Leonardo loved it so much that he carried it around with him until eventually in France it was sold to Francois I, either by Leonardo or by Melzi. In case you didn't know, the Mona Lisa is probably the most famous painting ever painted. I don't know where you got that Leonardo painted himself in the Mona Lisa.
chelsea, MI USA - Monday, December 08, 1997 at 15:34:40 (EST)
It has been my pleasure to visit your Page.To my opinion, it is done with the sense of artistical taste.Have honour to say, with the high standards of excellence.Admire your ability to make a great site with the limited hardware resources.
Riga, Latvia - Monday, December 08, 1997 at 09:13:56 (EST)
Great Site! I think that Mona was just a woman and not a portrait of Leonardo. I think that artists paint what is familiar to them and therefore the images that they draw may resemeble themselves. But that is just my $.02. -nicole
NY, NY USA - Sunday, December 07, 1997 at 21:47:11 (EST)
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,WE NEED MORE QUALITY MATERIAL THANKS
USA - Sunday, December 07, 1997 at 02:40:23 (EST)
Excellent site, I must say. I've always wondered if perhaps Leo really did paint himself. Records tells us that he may have been homosexual--could this possibly mean that he, in some way, wished to be a woman? Interesting. Or maybe he just wanted to see what he would look like as a woman. Or maybe it really isn't him at all. Who knows? But this still doesn't tell me why the Mona Lisa is smiling. Is it because it really was him and he was pleased with how he would fool everyone for hundreds of years. Hmmm.....
tacoma, wa USA - Saturday, December 06, 1997 at 21:40:27 (EST)
The Mona Lisa is of a merchants wife
South Dayton, N.Y. U.S. - Friday, December 05, 1997 at 13:32:29 (EST)
The picture or Mona Lisa's smile tunring into a real big smile is cool!!!
South Dayton, N.Y. U.S. - Friday, December 05, 1997 at 13:24:43 (EST)
Laconner, Wa USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 15:02:36 (EST)
I love the idea of Leonardo painting himself as the Mona Lisa!
White Bear Lake, MMN USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 11:53:04 (EST)
I think that its interesting how leonardo did the mona lisa. It gave people somthing to think about and try to figure out why the mona lisa is smiling. Thats why i think he did that painting in that fashion.
Grand Haven, Mi USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 11:31:35 (EST)
This site is really interesting and helped us out a lot for our research project
Littleton , CO USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 10:33:24 (EST)
I must say, I'm impressed with your website; it's very well designed. I've been trying to tell people that Davinci painted himself as the Mona Lisa for years, and now I can send those people to your site, where they can see the "proof" and judge for themselves *grin*! Thank you for providing such an intriguing site! Be well.
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 03:48:38 (EST)
Great site, see if you can add more info. sorry, i don't agree with the theory of him painting himself.
Stephanie (a.k.a. sunyshyn)
Auburn, Ca USA - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 00:36:42 (EST)
maybe it was his daughter
USA - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 20:21:09 (EST)
I think it's still a myterious answer why Mona Lisa has to smile. It might be her own character of smiling a little bit allthe time.
Bangkok, Thailand - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 20:14:21 (EST)
I'm not gonna say that I totally buying into your theory, but it's interesting
Montreal, Canada - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 19:01:07 (EST)
I enjoyed your site. I think the idea of Mona Lisa theoryis true to me and creativy on the side. I'm doing a projecton Da Vinci. thank you!!!! Paul M. 5th grader
Marietta, Ga USA - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 18:20:19 (EST)
everyone is allowed to make speculations and generate theories but are you sure this is the right one?
newcastle, uk - Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 06:02:19 (EST)
Hey Mr.Feld, It's me Kenrick From your class, I went to the web page and it's really cool, I deserve some extra credit for coming to the sight. I really like the Idea that this works with any browser.
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 22:04:39 (EST)
we liked your site
creedmoor, nc USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 19:19:24 (EST)
Creedmoor, NC USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 19:18:41 (EST)
Pat and Mick
N.Hanover, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 17:32:24 (EST)
Hi there,Steve Feld asked me to visit your site. My compliments toall of you who obviously worked very hard to create areally terrific site.I'll add it to the IntIndex under the categories Art andChildren; I hope you get some additional visitors from mylink.As far as constructive criticisms (and please remember theseare minor points - you have done a good job):1. There are a couple of misspelled words in the marqueeon the top of your page. I didn't have time to read throughthe scrolling lines twice, but I did notice at least twospelling errors as the text scrolled by.2. You could put a link on your instruction to clickon the Vitruvian arms - that's a new word for me (which is quite rare) and it would have been nice to be able to get a quick definition!3. Since this is a collaborative project, is there a versionin Swedish? If there is, it would be neat to have a linkto the Swedish version.4. You have a lot of really useful info in the pull downmenu on the bottom of the page, but it's kind of hidden.You might want to put additional links in to make it easierto see what's there.5. I didn't see a summary of the project written by the studentswho worked on it. It would be a nice wrap-up if the studentstalked about the problems they encountered and how they solved them, and what they learned from the project. As I said, these are minor points. Good luck to all of youon your next web project. I'll look forward to seeing whatyou come up with next.Sincerely,Gerry HurleyManager, Library and Information ServicesSilverPlatter Informationemail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPS:Even though I now live in Massachusetts, I grew up inWashington Heights, and went to college at Fordham University. Nice to hear from the Bronx!
Gerry Hurley <email@example.com>
Norwood, MA USA - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 16:55:01 (EST)
Riga, Latvia - Tuesday, December 02, 1997 at 15:12:44 (EST)
Wow, this is truly a good place for art lovers.That was an intriguing idea for Mona Lisa...
Singapore - Monday, December 01, 1997 at 10:07:17 (EST)
Every artist see himself in what s/he creates. And thus Leonardo - as every
artist in the world - created a perfect picture using his traits. Our creations
New York, NY USA - Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 21:59:50 (EST)
I really enjoyed my visit. So, did Leonardo love Mona Lisa, the wife of Francesco Giocondo or simply love himself, or at least his feminine side? I suppose we'll never know...but I prefer to think she was the adored love of his life. And by chance, and in the light of his love, the images now match by computer technology.
Currituck County, NC USA - Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 16:06:39 (EST)
Orange Park, FL USA - Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 14:37:26 (EST)
Hi Steve,Well I just wanted to let your students know why their site won Blazen's Web Creation Award. It was based on a couple of key factors. The overall concept of the site is great. By this I mean, students are learning the value of usefull information and posting it on the Web. This is an on going task, just like education. You never stop learning, no matter how old you are, and you always learn something new everyday. The design of the site is great too! Good use of graphics, overall layout, and ease of getting around the site. Plus I feel that this Web site is a good ego booster for the students. Its not every day that millions of people all over the world can come and visit your site. Your students should fell pround and good about themselves for that they have done. All I can say is keep up the good work and rock the Web.Blazen..aka..Seth
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 13:33:34 (EST)
Passez une bonne journée
1950 SION, Valais Suisse - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 05:28:36 (EST)
Please take this as a token of our feelings of what you are taking the time to complete.As we know the hours on the computer are hardly totally thankful as most believe it's magic what is done and mostly the rest think it is but a waste. You have found a way to see it work in all worlds. Keep helping to bring us all together.
Atlanta, Ga USA - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 00:07:21 (EST)
Hello.I have believed that Leonardo painted himself into "Gioconda" fo a long
time. It is refreshing to see such beliefs shared by others.Love and Peace,ROBERT
Portland, OR USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 21:03:18 (EST)
Your request for a critique was inspirational - Your ThinkQuest "young adults"should be critiquing my pages - they have done a fantastic job! There were very few places on your whole site that I, as a professional, would even consider changing....and then only for aesthetic reasons....but those few can be construed as personal choice - not necessary editing! Many, many kudos to you and your ThinkQuest participants - I've been to other ThinkQuest sites and am familiar with the excellentjob that they are doing for our young adults. Very excellent effort - but don't stop now - keep creating - it's a wonderful feeling to be able to accomplish the development of a site such as yours! By the way, I look forward to including your site on my awards page in the verynear future! Keep up the good work - and keep on thinking! Denny
Dennis VanDerworp - Computer Magic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Plymouth, MI USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 15:48:24 (EST)
Thanks for calling at Jumbles AWARD Page
Birmingham, WM ENGLAND - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 13:37:49 (EST)
Your smiling animation startled me. It was cute though. The Quiz wa nice but i made a guess in the last question and i got it all correct. I had my encyclopedia beside me because i'm researching for the write art work that i like. Well, it was fun visiting your site. More Power to you and I hope that the site will last long. Bye!
Las Piñas, MM Philippines - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 06:47:13 (EST)
All artists put their own featuresin their artworks - we are most familiar with ourown faces.
BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 02:53:32 (EST)
You have done a nice job with "Learning About Leonardo"and we are pleased to place your site on The BIG EYE at #1119. Keep up the good work!Best wishes, Stewart
Sarasota, FL USA - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 21:41:44 (EST)
Leonardo da Vinci is truly a man of greatness. His paintings are magnificent. I love the way his mind works, --creative and imaginative.His passion for knowledge and beauty is a wonder.His mind is like the book of knowledge.I wish I was able to meet this extraordinary man.Such an admirable human being.--Myra Quidilla
Waipahu, HI USA - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 19:18:15 (EST)
Great work, and very well presented. But how do you reconcile the theory with the fact that the sitter has already v=been identified, not least by Vasari?
Dubai, UAE - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 06:08:15 (EST)
This is a very interesting link. I am an art student, but, intriguingly, have never heard of the link of the faces of da Vinci and the Mona Lisa. This has been a valuable visit.
Telford, SH England - Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 06:35:52 (EST)
This is an outstanding project and wonderful web site. I spent over an hour browsing your links and seeing all of the goodies here! Thanks for the invitation to your site and I welcome you to visit my music education site, as well.KUDOS to all involved in the making of this fascinating site.
Deborah Jeter <email@example.com>
Abilene, TX USA - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 23:46:30 (EST)
It appears that the doctor is right, when you put the two faces together, they look quite similar. But why did Leonardo do such a thing? Was it just something that popped to his mind all of a sudden? Who knows?
Avenal, CA USA - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 19:48:43 (EST)
I realy liked the site, it's helping me learn english, with the best of them.
N.B, Ont Canada - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 11:17:28 (EST)
A friend, Kevin, really enjoyed the picture of Mona Lisa.
Nicole and Chantal
North Bay, Ont Canada - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 11:09:09 (EST)
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 11:03:18 (EST)
Toronto, Ont Canada - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 11:01:17 (EST)
I am fully in agreement with the views expressed by Dr Lilian.
Madras, tamil nadu India - Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 00:02:28 (EST)
It was very helpful thank you
Coraville , IA USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 16:12:31 (EST)
The sitter for the mona lisa was recently discovered. We now know that she was the wife of a Florentine merchant who was born in 1479 and died before 1556. Leonardo also painted a nude version of the mona lisa that once belonged to the king of France. I love the morphed picture of leonardo and the mona lisa, nice job.
atlanta, ga USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 14:51:38 (EST)
The theory that Leonardo Da Vinci may have painted himself is very interesting.
6th grade class of Wolsey School, Wolsey, South Dakota <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wolsey, SD USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 14:16:33 (EST)
That is a very interesting theory. I would like to know more about the works of Leonardo. Thank you
columbus, oh USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 13:08:20 (EST)
I am the webmentor for cccnet, and found the theory about Mona Lisavery interesting. I'll make sure to pass this informaiton on to others!Your website is outstanding and a great accomplishment. Don'tyou just love the Web?
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 12:16:21 (EST)
Folks,Great job on the presentation! The media allows a very compelling message to be conveyed.Keep learning! It will serve you well!Regards,woodie
Cambridge, MA USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 09:12:42 (EST)
i really like mona lisa picture
kota bharu, kelantan malaysia - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 09:02:20 (EST)
i never new leonardo composed music. but once i heard it i knew it sounded very familar. that short little wav is in a lot of other renasiance games and stuff like that. like on Encarta 97's maze game. i like the animation and the multi media stuff. its more fun to go throught this web page than the others that just sit there and you have to read it all. one thing i think you should add: the quiz should be longer and a bit harder that one is too easy. and i think you should have more of his music, or have it play while looking at the web page and as you go to the different pages in this site. well thats all. great site!
USA - Sunday, November 23, 1997 at 16:09:23 (EST)
I believe that Leonardo used two females for the Mona Lisa; he used the jaw and lips from a southern Mediterrain type and the nose and upper face from an alpine type
Yazoo City, Ms USA - Sunday, November 23, 1997 at 08:08:07 (EST)
I think you should get his biography or autobiography up. Do you know he used firecrackers to protect a fort?
San Jose, C.A USA - Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 18:52:11 (EST)
I am a college student attending art classes at North Carolina State University. While
conducting research on a report of the Mona Lisa, I have come across multiple sources stating
that the painting is that of La Gioconda. She is the wife of Florence banker Zanobi del
Giocondo. The idea that he used himself as a model however is a very intresting idea. If there
is any further information that I should be aware of, please email me.
raleigh, nc USA - Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 14:18:17 (EST)
I want to congratulate you on the brilliant way you have depicted the idea
"The Music is Playing". I work on accessible web pages and I am totally
impressed with your way of getting the idea across.
Your page is brilliant!
Mike Burks <email@example.com>
Friday, November 21, 1997 at 20:09:12 (EST)
Interesting theory....very good and substantial.
Kelley and Nerida
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 20:06:14 (EST)
Dear Mr. Feld,
Thanks for the invitation to your Da Vinci site. What a
great job your students did! Definitely professional-
quality work. It was laid out well, made great use of
multimedia, had good links to other sites, and was very
colorful. Done on computers that are almost as old as your
students? What an impressive job!
At Educast, we're planning a new version sometime in the
spring, which may include a list of hot sites. If your
techno-wizards are still publishing then, please let us
Educast Content Coordinator
Joe Skelley at Educast <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Torrance, CA USA - Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 16:30:37 (EST)
Thank you very much. You have halped me a lot with my assigment.
Springvale, Vic Australia - Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 05:57:10 (EST)
I love this site. It is a self-guiding site for students to use and learn. Thanks!
Gordon, NE USA - Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 21:14:52 (EST)
Da Vinci was a genius, and this page is an ingenious tribute to him. Bravissimo, and keep up
the good work!
Laguna Niguel, CA USA - Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 14:32:55 (EST)
Your "Mona Lisa" page is an example of the Web at it's absolute best! The site is easy to
navigate, has a very nice graphical look and the amount of research that must have went into it
is mind-boggling. The information is presented in a way that makes me wish your team was in
charge of our government. If I were the president of Microsoft, I'd fire my whole staff and start
recruiting replacements from the students involved in the project. Thank you for making me glad
I own a computer!
Daniel McGraw <email@example.com>
Saginaw, MI USA - Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 08:19:48 (EST)
This really had helped me in the project I'm about to turn in . Thanks.
LAREDO, TX USA - Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 21:03:18 (EST)
I believe this theory is correct, I happen to love the Mona Lisa, and I can understand why people have questioned the truth about Mona Lisa. She is much more impressive in person, when I visited France 4 years agoI thought she was beautiful and fell in love with the painting, sheis very realistic and I can always see Leonardo's face when I look at my poster that I own of Mona Lisa.
Tallahassee , Fl USA - Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 15:53:58 (EST)
Bravo! Bravssimo! What a marvelous job! Such an intense study and volume of knowledge! It took me over a month to get to it and through it , but well worth the time! The evidence of research alone is awesome! Not a thing left out, that I can see. Thank you so much for inviting me. I apologize for the delay in signing your guestbook! Your efforts are extraodrinary and you have every right to be proud of such a paramount contribution to the WWW! I leave you enthralled, exhilirated, and in your debt.....with admiration and warmest regards, I sign, Dee Rettig
Dee Rettig <LIGHTHOUSECOVE@WEBTV.NET>
Weidman, Mi USA - Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 14:46:47 (EST)
Thank you for inviting us to visit your project.
Sam Katz for Tom Scotto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York City, NY USA - Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 13:20:48 (EST)
I still have to fully explore your site. My opinion on the smile is: The artist saw her in a new light. Somehow I gather he was very Spirtual person and his talents came form above. Anyways, i will explore more now. Regards Keith
Kowloon, Hong Kong - Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 03:19:07 (EST)