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You have a very good and easy to read site.
Santa Ana, CA USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 11:53:39 (EDT)
We enjoyed our stay here. If you have time come by our page..Again great
Eagle Point , Or USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 12:49:23 (EDT)
Way To Go!!! Great Site~
USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 00:36:59 (EDT)
Very creative, wondefull design ad information. Can't wait to tell educators that I work with how they can use this in their classrooms. Good job and if I was your teacher/metor I would be very proud of the studets who worked on this page.
Norwich, CT USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 23:44:21 (EDT)
I think your guess is appropriate and well thought out. If you don't mind I will be sharing this information with my art teacher. Thank you for more information on my favorite artist.
Ajax, Ont. Canada - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 21:57:18 (EDT)
Thanks for inviting me to see your website. If I could, I would give it three thumbs up! I hope the Discovery Channel will think about doing a program on Leonardo in the near future so that I can have good reason to link your great work to our award winning website, DISCOVERY CHANNEL SCHOOL ONLINE. In the meantime, I'm going to send more visitors your way so that they can see a great example of the integration of curriculum through online multimedia productions.
Metuchen, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 21:25:09 (EDT)
*Fantastic* site! I'm very impressed and proud of your achievements. I know what it's like to create and build a website, and it's a *lot* of work. You've done a superb job!Thanks for letting me know about your site and for giving me the opportunity to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed it.Robin Nobles
Hattiesburg, MS USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 20:52:36 (EDT)
Terrific site for some of my adult students to visit.
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 15:22:03 (EDT)
Attention students--the site that you have laboriously created is absolutely fantastic. It is the perfect synthesis of all the features that make up a well-executed Web site. The content is fascinating, the interface is aesthetically pleasing, and it is easy to navigate. I must admit, when I first went to the site I had expected to spend very little time there. However, once I was engaged I couldn't leave until I had explored all the links. Please notify me if you make any additions or if you embark on the creation of another Web site. Martin SargentAssistant Editor, FeaturesPC Computing Magazine
Martin Sargent <Martin_Sargent@zd.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 13:16:29 (EDT)
A exceptional web page. Very well done!Bob Impact II Website Mentor
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 10:49:01 (EDT)
I have had fun checking out your site. It is well done!
Abilene, TX USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 09:15:18 (EDT)
You guys are doing a great job on the Leonardo Page. Pleasekeep up the good work. I got to the Louvre this winter and of course stopped by the Mona Lisa. The most interesting thing to me was the throngsof tourists standing around admiring the painting. The Louvreis a crowded place to start with, even in the winter, butthe room with the Mona Lisa is the most crowded room in theLouvre, and their are throngs of people pushing about tryingto get within viewing distance of the painting. Quite a scenereally.
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 06:30:59 (EDT)
What a wonderful page! Great job!
Santa Ana, CA USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 22:26:52 (EDT)
An interesting site well executed!
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 15:58:47 (EDT)
This is a very interesting web page. It is well done by your students. I was told about the page by Susan. Keep up the good work. Robert
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 15:39:47 (EDT)
I think it is great! Hello everyone at Chatham Middle School
Chatham, N.J. USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 13:26:08 (EDT)
cool web page i love the mophing.
chatham, nj USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 13:24:58 (EDT)
I really like the animated Leonardo/Mona Lisa gif.
New York, NY USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 12:56:47 (EDT)
A very interesting and well done site. I have enjoyed my visit here very much. Keep up the great work.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 11:44:58 (EDT)
great web page
chatham, nj USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 10:42:27 (EDT)
Great web page! A lot of features, very informative. Keep up the hard work!
Queens, NY USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 10:04:33 (EDT)
i think the morphing of Da Vinci is scary because it looks exactly like Mona Lisa without the beard.
chatham, nj USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 09:50:54 (EDT)
The information gotten is really marvellous. For eg. "Why the Mona Lisa is smiling " , .....are really things i never heard of before! Great! Acommendable job well done! Hope all of ya continue to find more and moreinteresting and unique information, so as people will get to know moreabout arts. Come on, tell them all! Art is something FUN and SPECIAL!
USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 22:03:52 (EDT)
This site is why the M.L. is smiling! Great job!
Bronx, NY USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 20:44:39 (EDT)
I have revisited the Mona Lisa Website many times. I wrote once before but had to write again. There have been many new additions which are sensationally beautiful. This is such a creative work of art-- I love it. Thank you for providing many hours of enjoyment and interest. It is certainly an aesthetic experience.
Bronx NY, NY USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 17:27:45 (EDT)
Thank you for the personal invitation to visit the website you created with your students. Compliments for your fine work and for giving us several intriguing theories to consider. You and your guests are invited to search our database of Old Master Drawings in the Ambrosiana drawings in Milan by clicking on my name link. Thanks again.
Notre Dame, IN USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 23:29:21 (EDT)
The web page is fabulous. You did a very good job Mr. Feld. It makes me proud to go to a school that is very active.
Bronx, NNY USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 15:18:44 (EDT)
I think he did not paint himself , that he loved her so he did a poirtait
USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 00:04:38 (EDT)
Enjoied the site - will have some of our kids visit your siteThank you for the invitation.See you again soon.
The Artful Children
Tarzana, CA USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 17:34:35 (EDT)
Well done, folks! Beautiful job.Talk about multimedia. And I love that you made the site so inclusive.Congratulations all round! O si sic omnes (now you'll have to tell me what that means!)
Johnstown, PA USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 16:05:07 (EDT)
After studying art and psychology in order to launch a career in art therapy, the hemispheric studies are real and I relate to the mirror image of himself since I discovered my own mirror image writing before I was in second grade. The tendancies of the brain to digest mirror lie actually in the visual field - as researched by an optician in the 70's. My fascination with daVinci remains akin with my own work and studies. An intellectual and aesthetic smorgasboard awaits all who scan this delightful page...eat up til you're stuffed!
USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 13:15:17 (EDT)
I enjoyed the page but would like to read descriptions of and be able to enlarge pictures of invenitons, since I am doing a research paper on his inventions and how they have been utilized today. :)
fairfield, iowa USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 13:04:46 (EDT)
Congratulations to Mr. Feld and the students of John F. Kennedy High School for an absolutely outstanding web page! I salute you! With your permission, I would like to link your page to my own Mona Lisa page, which deals with the neuroscience aspects of the painting. The rationale is as follows. The right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for much of our emotional behavior. Since the right side of the brain controls the muscles of the LEFT side of the body, we are normally slightly more expressive on the left sides of our faces. Mona Lisa's smile is more expressive on her right side, which is consistent with the mirror image Leonardo would see if he were painting his own face. The fact that we do not EXPECT more expression on the right side of a person's face would make Mona Lisa's smile catch our attention, even if we couldn't explain why. Have you noticed how most people absolutely HATE their own photographs, even when others think they're good? That's because we NEVER see ourselves as others do--we only see our mirror images, which are reversed. Looking at Mona Lisa would be like viewing a photo of yourself with the image reversed. Again, many congratulations and keep up the good work, and for heavens sake would somebody with the resources please give these people some new computers! Best regards, Laura Freberg, Associate Professor of Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Laura Freberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Luis Obispo, CA USA - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 10:22:01 (EDT)
I think this is a wonderful site to learn about Leonardo Da Vinci's art. Great job.
Murietta , Ca. USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 23:52:18 (EDT)
Dear Steve,Congratulations to you, the students, and other ThinkQuest coaches
at John F. Kennedy High School! Your site, Why Is the Mona Lisa Smiling?, is the
recipient of the K-12 Internet Resource Directory’s 1998/1999 Best Site Award
for creative use of technology to engage students in learning by promoting interactive
learning and problem solving skills, and for providing informative online materials
that enhance both teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms.You may pick up your
award at this URL: For more information on The Internet Resource Directory for
K-12 Teachers and Librarians, please see URL: http://www.lu.com/Internet_Resource_Directory.
With all best wishes. Elizabeth
Columbia, SC USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 21:46:09 (EDT)
Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? A) Leonardo spent his time painting her while
telling jokes.B) Anyone would smile after a meal of veal parmegian, spaghetti,
salad, piselli, and real Italian ice cream
Martinsville, IN USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 17:50:36 (EDT)
Dr. Lillian's theory about the Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci's self portrait raises a very intruiging question. I'm glad that I finally have something interesting to ponder upon during those off-hours during class!
Goldsboro, NC USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 13:41:07 (EDT)
This is a very interesting page that has many features and I especially like the da Vinci music. I will link my page to this one as soon as I'm done modifying it.
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 13:35:42 (EDT)
A wonderful website but you shuold show pictures of your school's wonderful math department with its reputation for excellent math teachers like myself
Bx, NY USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 20:38:00 (EDT)
Wonderful, and interactive! Educational and provoking.Leonardo frequently wrote with paper and pencil. Lead orgraphite. Our pictures are made of silver. His drawingshave lasted in wonderful condition. What will be of our silver pics? What must we do to have our photographs be permanent? Iron, graphite, or platinum?
Tucson, AZ USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 20:12:42 (EDT)
Hi Mr. Felds~! I finally signed the guest book and showed my mom. She is gonna sign it too~!! It is a pretty cool web site! I am gonna come back over and over to see the guest book entries so see ya around!! buh bye~! =)
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 19:44:11 (EDT)
Greetings, I am from Russia,I'm in Boston with familyand they have a computer so I used their address to browse the web pages.I came upon yours and it is incredible,Ive never seen anything like this.Leo is my idol I studiedhim when I was just a boy.Seeing this web page brings back memories of all kind of things I that I learnwell u brightenup my day,I'll see that this page is well known where ever I may GO!!!!!!Chalon(means bye)
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 11:41:16 (EDT)
I loved your sight. I've always wondered who the paintingwas about. I was told by a friend that it was a small boy.
Dawson Creek, B.C. Can - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 11:30:19 (EDT)
very educational, but not in a boring way!
crookston, mn USA - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 10:57:19 (EDT)
It's very interesting to read about Mona Lisa but there is one article about Mona Lisa. Who is she?...From what I have read, Mona Lisa is a real one
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tuesday, April 07, 1998 at 10:36:36 (EDT)
This is a really good sight! I had to write a report on the "Mona Lisa's" smile and I found a lot of imformation. I think I would recomend this sight to my friends. This is the sight that Ifound the most stuff on. And believe me I looked on all of the sights!
Corning , C.A USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 23:14:41 (EDT)
This is a really good sight! I had to write a report on the "Mona Lisa's" smile and I found a lot of imformation. I think I would recomend this sight to my friends. This is the sight that Ifound the most stuff on. And believe me I looked on all of the sights!
Corning , C.A USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 23:13:47 (EDT)
This site is empowered... I have surfed many great art sites on the net, but
this one is beyond question in the upper 5%. Tops!It is well organized and easy
to navigate. It has some quality information that cannot be found elsewhere on
the net. I will be checking back often.Keep up the great work! I commend all the
students in this project. You are creating something that will nourish our society
for ages to come. We need such as you in this brave new world we're creating....
Keep on smiling. Your tops in my book.Craig
Irving, TX USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 15:23:56 (EDT)
I congratulate you on this outstanding project.The Kennedy students really did great with such old equipment.
New York, NY USA - Monday, April 06, 1998 at 12:48:54 (EDT)
Hi there!Great work! You put many professionally developed sites to shame!!!best wishes to you all in your future endeavors.
Andrew Davidhazy, Professor RIT <email@example.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 22:43:59 (EDT)
This page about the Mona Lisa is thought provoking and original.Most people associate great works of art with the Mona Lisabut at the same time would probably not be able to explainwhy the Mona Lisa was so great. This page delves into the background of this painting, and asks questions about its origins. As a novice photographer, I am beginning to appreciatethe projection of an image, and it is always fascinating toinvestigate the deeper meaning of the picture and every stroke of the brush that in the end created this masterpiece. More important than the image of thepainting, is the symbolism that DaVinci incorporated into the picture in order to convey a message. What makes this page great is that it tries to unearth Davinci's feelingsand reflections on his own painting.
Bronx, NY USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 18:59:56 (EDT)
Very nice web page guys. I can't believe you did it on 15 year old computers. If you really did; then I give you an A+! However, I would like to see you spend a little more time on the research. It is a given that artists play tricks with their art (I do it all the time). Your job is to prove it. Areas you should look into: 1) Is that picture of Leonardo really him? 2) What was his art background/training? (It is known that the schools of that time taught their students to draw and paint specific anatomical features the same way every time.) 3) Does Lisa's features show up in any other of Leonardo's paintings? 4) What does Leonardo say about this subject in his published letters/notebooks? Good job on the web page! Richard Drewyor. MFA Candidate.
Richard Drewyor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Memphis, TN USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 22:54:50 (EST)
Your website is interesting and very informative.
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 20:26:25 (EST)
Nice page. Visit me.«Š†Ç's»page 4 kids,teachers,parents,students
USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 17:45:37 (EST)
I really like her smile. I find his painting very fasinating. I love Leonardo !
Albania, USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:10:05 (EST)
Sorry for the delay...I've visited your site and I really like it and a great graphics...congratulations!
Rome, Italy - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:45:51 (EST)
Me parece muy interesante tu pagina, desearia que me enviaras mas informacion sobre la vida y obras de leonardo da vinci
Bogota, Colombia - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 13:35:39 (EST)
I'm so impressed that Kennedy High School students has come up with such a great idea with students in Sweden! Everyonehas learned something new about Mona Lisa. This is the best idea I've ever seen for a web site.
New York, NY USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 09:29:06 (EST)
Your theory was very interesting. It would havebeen hard to paint a picture like that.
USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 17:12:39 (EST)
I am not sure that your theory was totaly correct. I think that they look fairly similar, but not exactly.
Guess, HI Lewisia - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 17:07:18 (EST)
Your conclusion of the Mona Lisa's smile is pretty cool. I think that is an excellent theory.
Tipton, IA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 13:51:48 (EST)
The findings about Mona Lisa And Leo is very interesting.Anyway, it gave me quite a scare to see Leo's face transforminginto Mona's!
Singapore - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 08:46:19 (EST)
I teach web page judging so here are some goods and bads:goods--great variety in ways to navigate, good backgrounds that don't distract, variety of things to keep the viewer's interest, multiple ways to view things, good use of animation(mostly), viewer's should want to come back, giving credit to advisors and students.bads: for a student viewed page the picture may be a little x-rated, lady distracts in the sign animation, some of your pictures are not in good detail,my music didn't work but that could be my problem.In all I would rate it in a rating scale of 5 tops about a 4 because of the variety, information, and obvious care and work you have put into this. Good job!
Ken Cardwell <email@example.com>
Redmond, Or USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:57:23 (EST)
Hi!! This is a very interesting page, i'd love it.
Obregon, Sonora México - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:49:02 (EST)
Hi! Finaly got to your page, it's as good as you told us.This page RULzzz.PS remember me Maria from your computergraf. class last semester. Mr. Feld is the best teacher.
NYC, NY USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:46:52 (EST)
I was very impressed with the work and design done on this page. I Give it a 2 Thumbs up! ( I would give it more but i ran out of thumbs )
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:11:26 (EST)
Thank you for a Wonderful visit! We have chosen to award this site with The Ark's Elegance Award for an Outstanding Job that is Very Well Done! :)
Angel & Fire
L'Burg, TN USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 16:35:52 (EST)
Amazing work! Keep doing it! Wishing you good things.-Janine Fron(Art)n
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 16:31:38 (EST)
I SIMPLY ADORE THE MONA LISA. I VISITED PARIS FOR THE FIRSTIN NOVEMBER 1997. I WAS IN AWE FOR MONTHS. I WISH THAT I HAD LIVED IN THAT ERA FOR IT WAS SO WONDERFUL. THE EUROPEANS ARE SO VERY LUCKY, I HOPE THEY APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA USA - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 19:46:58 (EST)
This site has been a tremendous source of inspiration in several workshops that I have led with educators. While many have heard about the usefulness of incorporating computer technology and the internet in their curriculum development, seeing an actual example of classroom integration is one of the most thrilling discoveries for them. Yes, a new world is being created on the web, expanding faster than we can imagine, but this site shows that the journey to explore that growing world can be taken by educator and students concurrently. Thanks for the help. You can bet that we here at Futurekids will be back for more visits. Christopher Adams, Learning Center Director, Futurekids NY
Christopher Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 18:41:13 (EST)
It is I once again I just wanted to say I still love the site.It is the best site I've seen in my life!From a scale of 1-10 I give it a 10 in my book good luck if You decide to do more site like this one.I'm behind you uys 100%.
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 16:07:03 (EST)
Hello, I am a music student at Carnegie Mellon University, and wouldlike to congratulate everyone who worked on the web site for the Da Vincimusic section. We are currently using it in our booth for our springcarnival competition. The booth is basically a small house devotedto some topic- we chose Da Vinci's workshop. If anyone has any more information on his music I would love to hear from you. Thanks a lot
pittsburgh, pa USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 14:52:51 (EST)
Dear Steve and Wonder Students,By such a superb enterprise you have made the Mona Lisa smile so broadly that she(he!) barely knows her(him!)self.Best,Alan
Alan Kaufman <Akpoem@aol.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 12:04:35 (EST)
THanK YOU 5O MUCH FOR InVITIn9 M3 TO VI5IT THI5 W365IT3.THI5 SIT3 IS R3AllY 9R3AT! K33P UP TH3 9ood WORK!
TOKYO, JAPAN - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 11:21:54 (EST)
I love daVinci's work. I think it's great that you have this so more people can learn how fasenating daVinci's work and music really is.THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omaha, ne USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 10:11:27 (EST)
I think Leo was the greatest artist of all time and noone has or ever will match his expertese or genius!!!!!!:]
USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 20:03:55 (EST)
Professionally done. Quality work.
Alpine, CA USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 19:29:03 (EST)
i heard a very good theory, i think, as to who the real sitter for the mona
lisa was - a longtime boyfriend of leonardo who also modelled for his picture
of st john (i think). if you look at the two works, there are definite similarities
in the faces, cheers! david
wellington, new zealand - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 03:44:46 (EST)
USA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 14:26:30 (EST)
Lots of good stuff and nicely done! I like the way that you'veused many different ways of communicating (sounds, animation, forms...) to discuss Da Vinci, who had so many interests himself.The music is great! I want to hear more!
page, website web - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 09:32:14 (EST)
Very impressed with the web site. Informative, Interactive and fun! Just what I like to see :-)
Maidstone, kent UK - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 06:54:49 (EST)
A very interesting site with very good educational resources for high school children. Congratulations. A job well done.
Montevideo, Uruguay - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 06:05:11 (EST)
Hi. My name is Jessie. I didn't say anything about it but when mommy said that maybe she was smiling because it was really Leonardo in that picture, I said yes.
El Cajon, CA USA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 00:43:28 (EST)
Hi, my name is Joey. I am six years old. I have a theory why Mona Lisa was smiling. I think she was going to have a baby. This is my theory why Mona Lisa was smiling. I think she was going to have a baby because, look at her hands folded. That's it for now. Bye.
El Cajon, CA USA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 00:34:38 (EST)
I just think this is really cool. I like to listen to the Leonardo Da Vinci music page .
St. louis, MO USA - Friday, March 27, 1998 at 10:11:28 (EST)
Now I am writing a book on Western history of art...
Tokyo, JAPAN - Friday, March 27, 1998 at 04:00:51 (EST)
NICOLE WAS HERE!!!!!!!!!!
dodge, ks USA - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 16:56:43 (EST)
Make the language norwegan, please!
Langhus, Norway - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 12:59:36 (EST)
jfkdsfjka, mo USA - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 10:46:16 (EST)
I love the site I finally got to sign and say my coments.This is one of the best sites I've seen.The way the site is made is outstanding I congratulate everyone who had to do a part in it. I'm with this site 100%. Hope you guys do more sites like this one. Thank you is been a pleasure.
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 21:49:47 (EST)
I think its a self portrait of him also and the smile is a mirror image smile
Cairns, old Australia - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 18:04:52 (EST)
brisbane, OLD australia - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 18:02:54 (EST)
Congratulations, your site has recently been selected for Majon Cybermall's MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD. This is just our way of saying, "THANKS!" from the internet community for putting up such a fine site.
Los Osos, CA USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 17:49:10 (EST)
That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tyson Mark Heather Alyssa
USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 16:21:48 (EST)
im very disapointed...now you will have everyone thinking that the mona lisa is actually leonardo...this is not true...as for her looking like him...every artist has theyre own way of drawing portraits and most artists draw them with a hint of themselves in it....i , as well as more famous artist, are aware of this phonomenon. when i saw the mona lisa a the louve...i was taken aback by the way the shadows form around her mouth and eyes...this gives the illusion of her smiling...it depends on the mood your in when you see it...however...id hate to burst your bubbles..but the mona lisa is actually a real person...leonardo painted her as a kind of protest against what the public thought was right...a woman (of all people) looking directly at the viewer was considered taboo...of course ..leonardo broke all the rules...as he did with his inventions, sketches..and his life...
tx USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 14:57:53 (EST)
as an artist myself..im impressed by your page...you did a good job in educating the public and sheading light on an oh so interesting subject
waco, tx USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 14:46:01 (EST)
What a cool site! You folks did a great job!
San Jose, CA USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 13:39:13 (EST)
That picture of The Mona Lisa and Da Vinci was real neat
Rachel and Romy
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 10:48:25 (EST)
My name is Viktor Koltko and in school I'm writing a story about going back in time to Leo da Vinci's time.I think that your theory about drawing himself for the Mona Lisa is brilliat and I may include it in my story. P.S. I am 9, turning 10 on April 11th.
LANSING, NY USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 10:22:03 (EST)
I saw it in my school jfk highschool but unfortunately i have netscape 1 and you cannot see any graphics. All and all it seems to be a very cool website and I am very proud of my comrades. Everyone should see this wonderful website. including you Mr. Bill Gates. I'm sure you would enjoy this outstanding and professionaly done website, which consisted of using 15 year old computers.Enjoy and live long and prosper.Adios Davinci fans.
bronx , ny USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 09:12:22 (EST)
Sofia , 02 Bulgaria - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 14:58:41 (EST)
The Mona Lisa is actually La Giaconda, the wife of Leonardo's famous banker friend, Giando. Many people havebeen to the Louvre and are puzzled at why this painting isso worldly admired because it is neither large nor beautifulbut small, dark, and very plain. The reason why it is so famous is because it was result of Leonardo's rebellion. He rebelled against the use of classicism that was highly returned to during the Renaissance period. The Mona Lisa was not the familiar religious painting, but it was secular.Not only that, but it was a suecular painting of a normal woman. Women were painted back then, but never with their heads bared immodestly and never staring boldly at the "viewer" as the Mona Lisa is. Leonardo knew this. As for the similarity in the facial features between Leonardo and the Mona Lisa, every painter tends to have a particular method of painting faces, and in most cases, even with Botecceli,the painter subconciously paints the face with similarities to their own.
Kaiserslautern, Germany, USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 03:22:47 (EST)
THIS site was WONDERFUL, I learned so much. Please keep up the GOOD work!I learned the MONA LISA is really Leonard de Vinci!! Just examine the differenceof the two people and you will see CLEARLY it is HIM!! I am so HAPPY, to know it is him!!He is not smiling it is just his lips, but smaller to fit a feminine face. Thanks and GOD Bless You ALL!!this site is the GREASTEST!!
Brownsville , TN USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 02:02:14 (EST)
I enjoyed visiting this site and all of its components. Thank you!
Corvallis, OR USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 22:41:49 (EST)
I love your site.. and wish you the best. What a great project.. It may be apparent, but what school/school district are you from in the U.S?
alexandria, Virginia USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 08:34:28 (EST)
BOMBAY, MH INDIA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 05:18:58 (EST)
I am just starting to take a look around. I will send you feedback once I have seen more. One thing, you might want to at wrap to your text box so that text wraps as it is written, rather than continuing to scroll right.
University Park, PA USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 04:40:47 (EST)
Absolute quality! Interesting, well-developed, thought provoking! My job with our school system is as a trainer and support support specialist. I will be sharing this site with the many teachers that come seeking innovative, inspiring sites for their own professional development and to share with their students.
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 12:57:01 (EST)
Terrific Page! And happy that it's from my school,John F.Kennedy H.S
Bronx, NY USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 11:51:39 (EST)
USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 22:41:40 (EST)
This homepage is very interesting, informative and unique. I was totally flabbergasted when I realized Leonardo DaVinciwas also a musician, something I was never aware of.
Bronx, NY USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 21:06:28 (EST)
I just purchased a copy of the Mona Lisa and would like more information. I believe the Mona Lisa is a self potrait of Leonardo Da Vinci as a women. Thanks so much, cant wait to hear from you!
Glasgow, Montana USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 20:59:16 (EST)
I realy enjoyed looking through youre page.
Westmount, Canada - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 20:44:40 (EST)
This site is really great! I just learned about this painting in my college history class, so I found this site extremely neat. Good job!! :-)
Vero Beach, FL USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 16:53:34 (EST)
Great site! I'm still looking around, but am impressed with everything so far. Congratulations.
Stayton, OR USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 15:03:04 (EST)
Steve Feld: Sorry for the delay in responding to your email on your student's
web-site. I will be posting the following at your guestbook in the 4-J School
District's CyberSchool.Greetings to the web-designing students at JFK H.S. from
the Webmaster@Media Arts & Technology Dept at Lane Community CollegeNow I know
better "Why the Mona Lisa is Smiling!"It is always exciting to see that there
are students find ways to use the Web environment as a communications tool:* Interactive
Dialogue* International Communication* Mixture of MediaI found your idea of "Music
by Leonardo" is great blend of multimedia, music by a painter! Have you ever looked
at the Art Tech magazine called Leonardo?See:http://mitpress.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/A
Web-page as you know is a space that brings people together to discuss, share,
and correspond about a subject or how to problem-solve. I think of a Web-Site
as a place where groups of people can work or play together.Your on-line Quiz
and your Digital Postcard are nice ways to script a dialogue with someone that
visits your Web-Site.I am wondering though about how to get several visitors to
communicate at once while at your Web-Site? How would you reach out to people
using the things which a computer or multimedia does best?What does a Computer
or Multimedia do best? Let me know! email@example.comIf you or your teachers
are interested in learning more about Computer-Multimedia or Media Production
we can schedule a Tour of the Media Arts & Technology Dept. here at Lane Community
on the placement in the Getty Museum web-site, which is no small thing!Tel.: 541/747-4501
Ext. 2479 (Mike Hopkinson) or Ext. 2475 Media Arts & Tech. OfficeNathaniel Bobbitt
- MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST* MEDIA ARTS & TECHNOLOGY DEPT. * TEL.: (541) 747-4501
(EXT. 2689)* EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathaniel Bobbitt <email@example.com>
Eugeneg, or USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 16:40:41 (EST)
I haven't seen a thing yet, but I will be back.Within a few days I start with
a new M.L.-site.Until then keep on smiling mysteriously! ByeFeije
Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 05:27:44 (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)