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New York, NY USA - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 12:38:12 (EST)
Great page! I love it and find it very helpful and interesting!
Woodbridge, ON Canada - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 16:27:42 (EST)
The Web Site looks good. I got an "A" on your quiz.One suggestion - Put a little pause between each word thatis fingerspelled. What I saw was "Musicisplaying". If youput a little pause between "Music", "is", and "playing" thatwould make it easier on the eyes.Otherwise, the web site looks good.Thanks for the invitation to visit your site.
Patricia Beech <email@example.com>
Fairfax, VA USA - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 14:16:28 (EST)
This is really a super site. It helped me with my report.I got an A!
new york, ny USA - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 12:46:47 (EST)
I love his drawing
Pomona , CA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 22:57:20 (EST)
I think this website is outstanding. Its remarkable that it was made by a group of high school students.
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 12:48:53 (EST)
This site helped me out with my report. I appreciate what you have done. Did Leonardo party alot? He looks like a wigger back in his days. Pantera rules!
Ninilchik, AK USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 19:17:15 (EST)
This site rocks!
Miramichi, NB Canada - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 10:15:56 (EST)
I THINK THAT THIS SITE REALLY NEEDS TO BE DONE UP WITH A FEW GAMES!(J/K)
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 00:45:06 (EST)
i`M INTEREST IN THIS THEME. PLEASE I WANT TO SEND ME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MONALISA OR WEB SITES AND UBLICATION. I`M WORKING IN AN ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT "A HOUSE FOR MONALISA" THANK YOU FOR ALL.
LIMA, PERU - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 21:39:59 (EST)
I'm Obsessed with Mona
Newark, NJ USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 16:18:37 (EST)
Leo Da Vi rules baby
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 00:42:52 (EST)
i want a portrait of monalisa at your website Mona Lisa is in the Louvre. Please visit our Leonardo Learning Links Page.
montgomery, al - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 17:51:33 (EST)
I agree that Mona Lisa is Leo. Iam an artist,I study nature and art in a way much like Da Vinci. In all life theres male and female (energy)in order live. He was showing the female within him.
houston, tx USA - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 17:32:49 (EST)
This is so interesting
Canada - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 11:19:47 (EST)
I WAS NOT REALLY INTO THE MONA LISA BUT AFTER READING THIS I THINK ITS COOL. I HAVE THE COPY OF HER AT MY HOME AND NEVER REALLY NOTICED
DUABI, U.A.E. - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 00:42:26 (EST)
I don't mean to be rude but I thought that if I came here, I would be able to get a big picture of the Mona Lisa. I'm doing a project in art where you have to get a picture drawn by your favourite artist and why they drew it. I think you should have something like that on here. But maby there is a picture of her and I can't find it. Well if that's the case then I'm sorry. If not....well....get one!
Burlington, Canada - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 21:46:26 (EST)
Wonderful project showing what NYC kids can do in a collaboration with Swedish kids.
NY, NY` USA - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 10:20:13 (EST)
DR., I TOTALLY AGREE W/YOU! I ALSO FEEL THAT HE PAINTED HIMSELF AS A WOMAN. WE G/G WE'RE IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW AND WE DON'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT. SEE YA LATER BYE
ft. wash., pa USA - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 08:02:00 (EST)
I thought that it really is super.
Ipswich, qld Australia - Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 20:22:45 (EST)
I find that the theory you have put up very interestingBut I am still doubtful why he wants to paint himself as a women.
singapore, 65 singapore - Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 03:33:25 (EST)
I really had a good time in this site. The postcards section is very goodand the quiz interesting.Congratulations!!!
Rio de Janeiro, RJ BRAZIL - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 19:43:04 (EST)
Nice site,, good work, come and visit us one of oldest Civliazations in the World Nineveh On LineThe Assyrian Land on the Cyber Space.www.nineveh.com
CA USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 18:10:33 (EST)
I don't think the two digitalized pictures match up exactly. One is smiling and the other isn't. I think that the smile comes from within. All women have their secrets and the Mona Lisa is just letting us know that she has hers
portland, or USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 18:09:34 (EST)
It helped me a lot with my research
Windsor, CA USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 15:19:46 (EST)
I think that the theory that Leo painted himself is plausible.afterall he did write alot of his notes in a way that could be read only if you held them up to a mirror!Q!Q
USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 04:39:34 (EST)
this site is informative and interesting...keep up the good work!
USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 21:31:31 (EST)
Excellent workthank you for contacting mei was really impressed
DesPlaines, IL USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 18:48:02 (EST)
We hope you will enjoy our web site.
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 11:18:24 (EST)
Thank you for letting me view your web site!
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 10:48:12 (EST)
Dear JFK students: Thank you for your website. It is very, very interesting, and may help to solve an age old riddle. Without passing judgment on Leonardo’s possible motivation, the hypothesis that his Mona Lisa was a self portrait is fascinating! As a forensic scientist, what appeals to me most is that the hypothesis is supported by two kinds of evidence: physical and testimonial. Dr. Schwartz not only uses the available physical evidence—the surviving images—to show how well they overlap or superimpose, but she supports her assertion by further research. Depending upon the consistency of other information in the source—Leonardo’s appointment book, the missing model and appointment listing can go a long way to support the theory.Although our human nature temps us to form an opinion, there does not appear to be enough information here to allow a definite answer. As is true with many criminal investigations, we may never know the whole truth. The only thing we can do is keep digging; and do it with an open mind. As you continue your search, allow the evidence to "paint a picture" of the truth. It seems that one we form an opinion, we attempt to force the evidence to support it. Best Regards,Lieutenant Mark StephanCommanding Officer, Philadelphia Police Firearm Identification Unit (Ballistics Lab)
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 06:59:11 (EST)
nice web page!i want to ask you a question :if you can go back to the past , you can ask leonardo da vinci five question , what would u ask him ?
richmond, bc canada - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 22:06:53 (EST)
Good site. I think the theary about Leonardo painting himself and transforming it is interesting, but almost impossible, even for him. I don't think anyone, without using a computer, could make a man like Da Vinci turn into a beautiful and amazing woman like the Mona Lisa. She is far too lifelike to be a man.-Eric Holm
Brookings, SD USA - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 17:51:29 (EST)
Very interesting idea. It's a good place to begin my term paper. Thanks.
cambridge, ma USA - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 17:31:27 (EST)
Congratulations, great page ! But are you sure that Mona Lisa is smiling ?
Budapest, Hungary - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 12:53:23 (EST)
Is there any more of da Vinci's music? Ten seconds is notenough! Please extend the listening time if possible!
Columbus, GA USA - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 00:14:59 (EST)
Hi ! This website is really good it should win a lot of awardcongratulations to the kids and the teacher who build this website. I think that the drawing is Leonardo Da Vinci wife because nobody could paint themselves.
Bronx, NY USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 20:53:14 (EST)
Mona Lisa's face is filled with circles within circles. Her smile is on the same circumference as her crown. All of Da Vinci's faces were drawn using the same guidelines.
Maxwell, TX USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 11:32:07 (EST)
Congratulations on your good work!!
Greensburg, PA USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 08:30:09 (EST)
Very nice page you have created.Keep up the good work.
Västerås, SE SWEDEN - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 07:29:49 (EST)
I THINK THAT THIS THEORY IS A LITTLE STRANGE. ALTHOUGH IT COULD BE POSSIBLE.HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THIS THEORY?
GREENSBURG, PA USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 00:37:41 (EST)
I like the analogy of the Mona Lisa's smile. It could be a self portrat of a young da Vinci.
Bernie and Ray
Kelowna, BC Canada - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 21:17:47 (EST)
seria fabuloso que existiera la imagen completa de una de las bellas obras de mi LEONARDO DA VINCI...¡MONALISA!
mexico, mexico - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 16:34:57 (EST)
a okay section . could you put more in it?
Milo, Mo. USA - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 11:20:06 (EST)
I came to this site cause I had to write something about Da Vinci for my homework.......nice site...
Zadar, CROATIA - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 09:08:09 (EST)
I am Evan. I attend M.S. 51 Junior High School, in Park Slope Brooklyn. I came
to this site because I have won several contests. I am eleven years old. I am
a 6th grader. One of the contests I won was sponsored by The New York City Association
of English Teachers. The President of the foundation asked me to visit your site
and state my ideas, opinions, and inferences.I feel that Leonardo da Vinci created
a masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. It showed the many signs of true excellence. It
is kind of humorous when you think of it, if the theory that Mona Lisa is a self-portrait
is correct , then the mystery of that enigmatic smile will be finally put to rest.As
much as I would like to know the roots of da Vinci's magnum opus, in one way or
another the puzzle of the Mona Lisa has brought us together. That is one thing,
I hope never dies.
Brooklyn, NY USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 21:13:47 (EST)
it helped me on my report, tnanks
corsicana, tx USA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 19:52:35 (EST)
i think you should have a large picture of the mona thats what i want thanxs for having a site that has real art!!!!!!1
mcminnville, or USA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 15:04:02 (EST)
where is Mono Lisa? Smiling?
Houston, tz USA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 10:58:59 (EST)
We thought that the Mona Lisa Morph was really cool, and we support Lillian
Schartz's theory all the way =)
Dusty + Mom
Abbotsford, B.C. Canada - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 21:01:32 (EST)
This website is really cool, and helped me with my da Vinci repot a lot. I
think your thoughts on the "Mona Lisa" are very interesting! Keep up the good
USA - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 11:15:10 (EST)
I am currently writing a thesis on facial perfection, which encompasses every aspect of art and sculpture from ancient aesthetics. It is interesting to note the amount of artists, especially in classical times, who had an appreciation for symmetry in a quest for perfection. Leonardo features greatly in my work, considering his studies of the human body and the perfect measurements can still be applied to todays beauty ideals. Very little has changed in half a millenium. After constructing Leonardo's facial measurements, which I made a mask from, I applied it to the worlds most famous models. American supermodel Christy Turlington fits Leonardo's mask perfectly. This implies that the more symmetrical the face, the more aesthetically pleasing, and hence the more beautiful.PS: I am very glad to have found your site.
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 08:13:46 (EST)
Your site is great. You and your students did a fantastic job.Congratulations
Kalamazoo, Mi USA - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 08:06:09 (EST)
I enjoyed the page, very informitave and interseting. Loved the morph, very cool!
Versailles, Ky USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 20:40:44 (EST)
Noblesville, IN USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 20:04:09 (EST)
GREAT, SUPER, COOL. I REALLY APPRECIATED IT , ENJOYED AND LOVED IT BECAUSE ANYTHING RELATING TO LEONARDO OR TO HIS MOST FAMOUS PAINTING- MYSELF, IS VERY DEAR TO ME.MY WARMEST SMILING GREETINGS TO YOU ALL.
Rio de Janeiro, R BRAZIL - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 19:31:11 (EST)
Amazing site! Congratulations! Keep up the great work.
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 17:35:36 (EST)
Send me something
USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 14:00:48 (EST)
I'm sure Mona is smiling because she is about ot throwher skis on a plane and
take off for Zermatt-Cervinia,then zip back across the Atlantic to the Rockies
and toSteamboat!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAHHHHHHHH!Warm regards from M51!
Chesapeake, Va. USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 08:12:32 (EST)
I am happy to find the infromation about the subject on the internet. Leonardo da Vinci was quite a mystery. He needs to be dedicated more works and attention. Thank you. Actually what you are writing about-the identity of Mona Lisa (which was pointed correctly) was known for a long time already. I lived in Russia, and there, i read about 8 years ago, that it was not only his autoportrait, but also one of the most meaningful works. UNTIL HIS DEATH HE NEVER PARTED WITH THE PICTURE, ALWAYS CARRYING IT WITH HIMSELF, AND TRYING TO MAKE IT MORE PERFECT.
South Canaan, PA USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 19:35:34 (EST)
It was great.
New York, NY USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 18:29:57 (EST)
I think that the Mona Lisa really is da Vinvi. The way Shwartz digitally remastered
his self-protrait with the Mona Lisa proves my point. Just thought you would like
to know. Not that you didn't already know.
McAllen, TX USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 18:27:52 (EST)
I am an 8th grader writing a paper on Leonardo da Vinci. I found this website and it has been incredibly helpfulNot only will it help add length to my paper, which has to be nearly 20 pages long, but will be more research in my section "Myths About the Mona Lisa". Thank You THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Cape Elizabeth, me USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 18:23:27 (EST)
Interesting coincidence? It is not beyond the great man to experiment in this way......it's also interesting that you did
Australia - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 20:39:04 (EST)
Very good site! Leonardo is unbelievable.I am a little bit sad, that i am not intelligent enough to create such big paintings and ideas. But I have your site to see and enjoy.Thanks!
Berlin, Germany - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 16:15:10 (EST)
I love your Mona Lisa activity! I'm adding it to my art, Sites to See
Loogootee, IN USA - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 15:38:29 (EST)
Very enjoyable site and excellent work by students.
Madrid, NY USA - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 12:20:38 (EST)
I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LEARN AND I THINK IT IS JUST A GREAT PLACE.
Randolph AFB, TX USA - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 11:45:35 (EST)
RIGHT, IT WAS HIM ALL ALONG.
dublin, IRELAND - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 23:28:36 (EST)
I THINK THAT LEONARDO IS VERY INTERESTING PERSON. I LOVEHIS PICTURES SUCH AS THE MONA LISA. I NEVER KNEW WHY THE MONA LISA IS SMILING AND HOPE TO FIND OUT SOON AT THIS WEBSITE. LOVE YA ANDI LOVE IT WHEN I SEE A LOT OF KIDS AT THIS WEB SITE TRYINGTO LEARN SOMETHING NEW. WELL BYE NOW AND LATER ON THEN.
San Jose, CA USA - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 20:31:19 (EST)
Great site..I have put the Question up of the smile on my site..Each week I have a new one.(question not smile!) I think your site is very well done and very enjoyable.I had a good time here! I must go and read some more..Come visit My site all are welcome!
Donomiser AKA Dono
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 20:12:31 (EST)
Wonderful! Leonardo Da Vinci Rocks!!! Flight, flight like the birds is my goal.The End of everythig is the limit.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 16:52:50 (EST)
Pgh., Pa USA - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 21:53:56 (EST)
Congratulations on a site that's well done!
Manila, Philippines - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 18:48:20 (EST)
This is an interesting site. I have not visited a more scholarly site and I enjoy it. I had read about this theory, somewhere. There have been ladies whom people felt had posed also. How many paintings have songs written about them?
Las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 11:44:47 (EST)
I think that's a very interesting fact about the Mona Lisa. It's a great page!!! Anyone can write to me if you want. Bye!!! :P~
Brooklyn, IA USA - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 10:40:49 (EST)
The hypothosis is the best I have heard, for I have never understood the fascination with such a plain woman who appeared to sneer at her audience.
UK - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 07:38:22 (EST)
i'm really impressed by your site. thank you for sending me the link! i've added it to our education site, based in New Zealand, hopefully you will provide some inspirational ideas to teachers in our country.thanks,
wellington, - New Zealand - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 16:46:05 (EST)
Mona lisa is my favourite painting.
Neukirchen a/W, A AUSTRIA - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 05:18:12 (EST)
bsb, bsb brunei - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 04:30:36 (EST)
Dearest John F. Kennedy High School Students, YOU ARE TOOO KEWELLLLL! WHERE
IS YOUR SCHOOL AT anyway??? seems i've been exploring your MONA links for days
now... yes,i guess i gota go study the site more, i've visited quite a few of
the pages already, much more to explore such as haven't see the east wing yet...
i love it that your school has the facination with Leonardo because of what a
fabulous guy he was. I grew up rather embarrased to have that name, "Mona Lisa"
and for so many years (til college age) i was in the closet with it.... My parents
REALLY put that name on my birth certificate. I am now a portrait photographer,
also photojournalist and commercial photographer. Did you see my website photo
gallery? I have photographed 2 Presidents, Carter and Clinton, several Governors
and hundreds of Florida senators and representatives for newspapers and various
individuals and groups, and stuff like that here in the capital city of Tallahassee,
Florida. I love my job, but its a labor of love, i don't recommend it as a career
for anyone! and no, i don't see the resemblance re:Lillian's hypothesis... sure
the Leonardo, like Mona has two eyes, a nose and a mouth, but thats as close as
it gets except maybe skin color. But look at the nifty site you created with all
those fabulous techniques and animated gifs, and links and art! AND DID I HEAR
YOU ARE WORKING WITH 15 YEAR OLD COMPUTERS???? Who is younger, the kids or the
computers? You deserve a break today... SOMEBODY PLEASE!!!! get these JFK high
school kids some contemporary COMPUTERware! Seems they have earned it. Special
thanks to Steve Feld for letting me know about this site.
Tallahassee, FL USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 23:28:56 (EST)
I love this site! I'm doing a research paper on Leonardo and from this site I was able to link to other extremely helpful sources. Thanks to this site and its ingenius designers, I will definetly be teaching my teacher more than a thing or two about this wonderful man from the RenaissanceThanks again!!
IL USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 21:27:36 (EST)
This is a very informative site!!
Columbia, SC USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 16:16:20 (EST)
I haven't been able to spend a lot of time on your web site yet. From what I've seen, it's very appealing to the eye.
Wichita, KS USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 15:47:13 (EST)
I think Leonardo is so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yellville, AR USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 13:21:14 (EST)
I really enjoyed visiting this site. Thank you for the experience.
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 12:47:48 (EST)
Leonardo Da Vinci is a fascinating person to learn about. We think people have learned a lot from him. We enjoyed your website. Our 6th grade class is studying him and think this was a big help.
Mrs. Debiak's Class
Yonkers, ny USA - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 12:05:39 (EST)
I'm really impressed by what you've done. I'm surprised howfew classes are doing projects like these on the web. Youguys are real pioneers. I'm sure within a few years, therewill be thousands of high school classes doing things likethis. So you should be proud of being one of the first.Hey, I also went to the JFK Library in Boston this week-end.JFK started the Peace Corps, and would love the fact that students in a high school named after him are working together from different regions of the world.
Dobbs Ferry, NY USA - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 12:49:47 (EST)
That's totally amazing. For six months people have been signing this guestbook continuously, each day. Perhaps this could be a new Internet record ! This site is so cool.
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 12:23:44 (EST)
you are so.. intelligent....and it`s very cool
canada - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 16:28:12 (EST)
I just want to say thank you to the creators of this website.I find it informative
and fun to explore.
Singapore - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 07:31:32 (EST)
Cool Quiz ! But much too easy. Provide info for Leonardo's inventions and of course bigger pics on his inventions.
Singapore, Singapore - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 01:21:00 (EST)
Since my name is Mona(it really is), I feel that I have a special bond with
Da Vinci's subject of this painting. I think the self-portrait merged with Mona
Lisa is sort of right. That would be pretty cool if it was. Anyway, I think she
has a secret, and that's why she's smiling. My friends say that I smile like that
when I have a secret, and that's how they know I have one!
Toledo, OH USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 19:57:09 (EST)
You have a great webpage with lots of information. Keep up the good work.Andre
Dr. Andre Lewis
New Orleans, LA USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 10:19:13 (EST)
USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 08:36:10 (EST)
VERY, very interesting and informative. LOTS of information here. I enjoyed it tremendously. Keep up the great work!Smiles,Clem
Safety Harbor, FL USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 01:57:41 (EST)
Leonardo resources are all too rare. Great Leonardo resources are even more rare. This is a great one! Keep up the good work!
Greensboro, NC USA - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 00:15:11 (EST)
Very Intersting - Great Job
Garner, NC USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 20:08:51 (EST)
I thought this page was interesting and thought-provoking, Thanks ever so much for letting me in on its whereabouts. Also thanks for taking the time to visit my page and E-mail me, I will be putting this page in my Favorites folder for further use. Thanks again!
Oswegatchie, Ny USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 19:37:54 (EST)
Well done, well done indeed. You have done a fabulous job in constructing a most usefull, interesting, and informative site. Well worth the visit. It will make a great addition to the Castle and I will add it at my next update. Keep up the great work, you should be very proud of your efforts. If you have time, stop by the Castle for a visit. The drawbridge will always be down and you will always be most welcome at
Burkburnett, Tx USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 15:25:37 (EST)
i love your site.
long beach, ms USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 11:20:03 (EST)
I loved your site. What I saw looked fun and nicely done. As we say in Northern California,"You da way!"Come visit my pags if you want to meet theexciting people who work at NASA.They have great jobs and they want to share with you.Yours, Marc
Mt.View, CA USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 08:00:23 (EST)
I am extremely impressed with this extraordinary website! I am currently a student at Manhattanville College preparing for a career in Elementary Education. This site contains an enormous amount of information (as well as arouses interesting questions about the Mona Lisa's smile) for students of all ages. As an upcoming educator, I can see various ways that this particular site could help students to learn more about the Mona Lisa in a "fun" way.
Harrison, NY USA - Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 19:14:17 (EST)
I was wondering why the Mona Lisa was called the Mona Lisa in the states while
it's called Le Jouconde or Jaconda in most other countries. However, I was unable
to find the information that I was looking for. If you now the answer to my question,
or you think that you have a pretty good idea, please email me. Thank you
Port Charlotte, FL USA - Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 15:24:24 (EST)
HI ITS ME JONATHAN! I LOVE YOUR SITE!!!! I BELIVE LILLIAN SWARTZES THEROY DEFINITLY 100% !!!!SORRY IF I SPELLED YOUR NAME WRONG! BYE
Falls Village, CT USA - Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 13:20:43 (EST)
The parts that i have seen of your site is great! keep up the good work!
Bangkok, Bkk Thailand - Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 07:40:59 (EST)
Thankyou for visiting my site. This page is very well done, I am very impressed. That image of DaVinci and The Mona Lisa is very cool, I certainly never saw that before. Well bye for now
Fairbanks, AK USA - Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 07:25:40 (EST)
very interting theory i must agree with you here.
n.delta, bc canada - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 20:59:47 (EST)
The pages are great! Good idea to do this, must have been a lot of fun also. The thesis about the smile is just a bad joke.I am personally interested and looking for art in the net, but it is hard to find.
Germany - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 12:15:26 (EST)
Hi, I sent a postcard--I hope I did it right! I hope you get smarter people than me on your site. I only got one question right. ;( Good luck and don't study too hard. Laura in NY
New York, NY USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 17:20:24 (EST)
Anyone can morph two picture!!!! and make them look like one
USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 16:39:13 (EST)
I enjoyed reading the explanation; however, I have trouble believing that Da Vinca would have played that trick. After all, he did represent himself correctly in several drawings and paintings—so why the deception? I still trust that the Mona Lisa is actually a portrait of a real person, a woman who still mystifies (though, to tell the truth, I have never thought her particularly beautiful when compared to other pictures of female subjects). Thanks for listening—and would enjoy hearing from you. Regards! TM.
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 13:30:09 (EST)
I don't think that Monna Lisa was Leonardo da Vinci
Orbetello, Italy - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 15:04:20 (EST)
What wonderful information for my elementary art students!
USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 10:01:48 (EST)
I'm only 9 years old and in the 4th grade. Bye
USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 09:34:20 (EST)
Dear Steve and students.This is a "way cool" website.I found you from GOLDEN WEB
SITE AWARDS.I also won that award back in November.I can tell an enormous amount
of time and work has gone into manifestingthis website! Be proud, it is super!
I will bring my students to look at your work also. *smile*I am leaving a "little
something" *grin*for you students and for all veterans who pass this way! Our
school created a project called Veterans for a Change.Veterans!!! Thank-you for
your service...and my freedom!
Lincoln, Illinois USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 13:03:48 (EST)
Your points are well taken
Oceanside, NY USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 12:21:31 (EST)
I know why he drew this paunting it was suppose to be his mother. He never knew her so he want to know as a kind person by adding her smile. I really like studing about Leonardo. I must have done at least 5 reports on him and everytime I do some research on him I always learn somethingnew
San Jose, CA USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 01:51:45 (EST)
What a provocative theory, and a wonderful use of technology as support. Perhaps that is the secret Mona Lisa hides behind her smile . . . it causes me to wonder what Da Vinci might have been trying to portray about himself if it truly is a self-protrait. Interesting.I love morph technology. During a workshop at Future Kids, I used a program designed to let you transform images through smearing, stretching, blurring, etc..... I was utterly transifxed. Isn't technololgy the greatest?
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 20:55:00 (EST)
I think that Leonardo painted a beuatiful and strong-willed woman, not himself..
Canada - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 20:09:17 (EST)
This is an interesting site with good links.I think my H.S. students in the Bronx will get a kick out of the morphing faces.Good job.
New York, NY USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 19:28:44 (EST)
Pisa, italy - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 18:51:50 (EST)
what i noticed is the full resemblace of the piece and leonardo's face. i really admire him, his style,and the chiaschuro...besides, our birthday are same!!!he's my idol!
quezon city, ph - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 22:06:50 (EST)
I am a student at Manhattanville College. I would be able to use the Leonardo Page to tie into a study of art of literature of the Renaissance. We could also explore other aspects of DaVinci's talent including inventions.
USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:26:19 (EST)
Graduate Student at Manhattanville College. I work with first and third graders. This would be great for third grade class. Interesting research project for them to find information about the Mona Lisa's smile? If she really is? And find out more about Leonardo DaVinci? Could implement math - charting and graphing using this!
USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:25:54 (EST)
Maybe Mona Lisa is smiling because someone paid her a compliment.
Rye, NY USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:23:18 (EST)
We are so impressed with all of the information presented on this site. We like the morph.
Greenwich, CT USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:22:56 (EST)
The page was nice and strightforward. It added great elements to which I would love to use in my own school
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:22:22 (EST)
When the school goes on-line i'll have the students visit!
brooklyn, ny USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:21:30 (EST)
WONDERFUL SITE. VERY INTERESTING.
EASTCHESTER, NY USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:15:43 (EST)
The art historian Sister Wendy's theory on the mysterious smile is that the
model thought she was privy to a private joke. She knew that Leonardo was the
tost of the town and all the young women were throwing themselves at him. Sister
Wendy suggests the joke is that the model knew what historians now know that Leonardo
was gay and had no intention whatever of responding to all the female attention
he was getting.I thought it an interesting idea, in some way related to your idea
that the MonaLisa is really Leonardo himself in drag.
USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 14:13:01 (EST)
I Love you Leo!
Reeds Spring, MO USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 14:01:51 (EST)
Well Mr.Feld, what should I say? This site is excellent. My feedback is just these words "If you believe, you can!"Nice works to all your students and keep it up!
Jakarta, - INA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 14:01:06 (EST)
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)