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I saw the digital merging of the faces, and it is very interesting!
London, Tired UK - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 13:28:41 (EDT)
Congratulations to the doctor for creating such interest in an age old enigma.Another proof that digital technology can solve mysteries. Too badit doesn't solve the mystery of where we can find money to buythe equipment for our schools to enjoy such technology.
St. Augustine, FL USA - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 10:40:16 (EDT)
Thanks for an enjoyable mind vacation. The facts about the Mona Lisa were stirring. Never thought about Leo painting himself. Again, thanks and please keep up the good work. I'll be back. God Bless.
Glendora, CA USA - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 21:16:04 (EDT)
Hey! We talked about this matter of the "Mona Lisa" in WorldHistory! Our teacher was talking about why it was so famousand also what kind of look she had on her mouth (whether smile,frown, etc.). We also said that we believed that Leonardo daVinci did paint himself!!! Well, great analyzing! Bye!~ :o)
USA - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 19:17:43 (EDT)
Very good idea for people doing projects and very interestingInver knew or thought who it might be in the chair
Ireland - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 13:13:10 (EDT)
Absolutely phenomenal. Totally enjoyed my visit. Have bookmarked and will be back. Warm regards, DLC
shreveport, la USA - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 12:22:03 (EDT)
Interesting idea about the Mona Lisa. I like your site.
Crested Butte, CO USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 21:15:24 (EDT)
I think he did in fact paint his own portrait
USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 20:46:32 (EDT)
this was a really narley page it really helped me with my report
USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 19:57:46 (EDT)
(please read in french) I love this web site. I have always been intrested in leos art and in his amazibng inventions. De vinci is probebly the best role modle
france - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 15:00:39 (EDT)
Your website is very good! I really liked the part of it about Da Vinci modeling the Mona Lisa after himself. It was very intersting! Keep up the good work!
WA USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 10:25:52 (EDT)
This web site is great, and so are davinci's paintings.
USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 21:42:56 (EDT)
The painting of Mona Lisa is a very interesting one.
Wa USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 21:38:58 (EDT)
That's an interesting theory, but I don't think it's "waterproof". Maybe he have had himself in mind then he painted her, but I don't think he was concius about it. Your website is ok - the programming is amazingly good running having the old equipment in mind.
Odder, Denmark - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 17:20:51 (EDT)
very good site
ipoh, pk USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 08:50:33 (EDT)
Outstanding project! I've heard somewhere that, once each century there comes one person that changes the world. I'd have to say that da Vinci takes it for his century. :) I've learned much here and I'll certainly be back! Keep up the great work!
Amarillo, TX USA - Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 01:41:27 (EDT)
Congratulations! Your site has been awarded the Golden Donut Award for a great site. Please put the award on your page with a link back to my site. Let me know if you have any problems. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but with medical problems and the demand for the award, it has gotten really backed up. Sincerly, Rick Morrisey "The Donutman"
Rick and Laura Morrisey <email@example.com>
TX USA - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 23:51:13 (EDT)
This is very interesting web site. I enjoyed my visit very much.
Coral Springs, FL USA - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 20:11:50 (EDT)
Don't have a clue what this is for. Just curious I guess.
Moreno Valley, CA USA - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 19:23:05 (EDT)
We think that the Mona Lisa looks like Da Vinci. We liked your information.Thank you!
Falls Church ESL Students
Falls Church, VA USA - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 08:31:38 (EDT)
I enjoyed your Web site. Very attractive. I particularlyliked hearing Leonardo's music, I didn't know he wrote any!Keep up the good work!- Emmi
Castro Valley, CA USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 01:44:29 (EDT)
This is a delightful site with a creative use of the technology to demonstrate a somewhat controversial theory.I personally think that Sister Wendy was in the right of it when she tactfully hinted that Lisa is responding toLeonardo himself, who was, as she said, "a very beautiful man". Very oblique, but I bet she's right. But thisis a lovely site, and the theory convinces many.
Northfield, MN USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:02:26 (EDT)
I feel that this is amazing, leo was a quizzical and verry talented person who ever made this discovery is as tallented as he. I admire such artistic and supirior thinking. thanx xxxxthe admirerxxxx
moses lake, wa USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 15:31:17 (EDT)
cool page but use your time in other things not just the mona lisa
monterrey, nl mexico - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 10:23:47 (EDT)
Great over all site. I have enjoyed watching the Mona Lisaproject grow. I went to Forest Hills High School before JFK was built but I am sure I would have have a great experience at JFK.
Bethesda, MD USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 09:27:23 (EDT)
Hi,What tool is used to develop the guestbook ?Thanks for your response
Taipei, Taiwan - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 09:15:34 (EDT)
Congratulations on your investigation, it is very, very interesting. I was looking for information for a paper I was doing for school, but this page definitely caught my eye.
Mexicali, BC Mexico - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:06:37 (EDT)
5 cyber stars! This site is super fantastic!!! I had the pleasure of watching your wonderful students present this at School Tech Exposition & Conference and now I am visiting it at home. This will NOT be my last visit! You should all be very proud!!!!
Port Jefferson Station, NY USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 17:57:31 (EDT)
Congratulations for your project about the Mona Lisa´s smile. Leonardo - even with his genious- never dreamed of such exposure and collective comments about his work.Form Futurekids Mexico, we send you our best regards.
Mexico, Mexico - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 16:53:28 (EDT)
I'm doing a report for art and this site has helped me a great deal. I thank everybody that put this site together without it I would have been in deep trouble. THANKYOU
Tracy, MN USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 13:18:23 (EDT)
Mahalo for the trip, I am sending this web site onto my brother and sister in CA
Pukalani, Maui, HI USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 20:25:21 (EDT)
this was interesting when i saw it... but...in a website link from this website, it says that the woman is Mona Lisa del Giocondo, wife of Francesco del Giocondo.FOUR WORDS: i don't get it...anyway, i guess i'll just keep on researching...lates
CAN - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 19:06:10 (EDT)
What a fascinating way to transmit information! This kind of technology really makes learni
Carmel, NY USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 17:46:02 (EDT)
Hi to the creators of this site!I am a Master's Student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Arts in EducationConcentration. I enjoyed your site because I am very interested in the connection between art & technology(Leonardo is a good example of that!). I am very interested in what the students thought--was it hard, do they go back and check things out? do they use other resources like this?Did you use any books with this (either about Leonardo, or about web design)?and generally to find out what the process was like and how long it took and howmany computers you have in your classroom.I apologize for not being able to go over the site with a fine toothcomb, but it seemed like a great jumping off point for learning alot about daVinci.beth rochefort
Cambridge, MA USA - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 16:32:33 (EDT)
The real reason why the Mona Lisa has a smile on her face is because Leonardo da Vinci used gestures and muscians to entertain her and keep a smile on her face.
johannesburg, south africa - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 05:37:36 (EDT)
Wow! That's amzing! Why would Leo want to see himself as a girl?
Neenah, Wi USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 20:15:06 (EDT)
I already heard that the Mona List was Leo's self-portrait, but I wonder why he chose to portray himself as a woman. Maybey he was feeling in touch with his feminine side, no?
KC, MO USA - Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 16:55:54 (EDT)
That was some cool effects! I never actually knew that Mona Lisa was Leonardo DaVinci!!! But I did know that she wasn't a real person. Thanks for informing me!
Just Another Teenage person
USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 14:04:55 (EDT)
I really enjoyed your page- keep up the good work. Mickey G. Settle for QuizStar
Milton, FL USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 10:09:02 (EDT)
Thanks for providing this provocative and informativesite. The animated gif of Leonardo/ML worked verywell and was even more convincing than the publishedversions I've seen. The designers are to be congratulated!Art provides many opportunities to expand one's horizons.It should be approached with an experimental and openattitude, also with an expectation of adventure. Your sitehelps us see art as engaging and mysterious -- componentswithout which life would be rather dull.
University Park, PA USA - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 08:12:28 (EDT)
Interesting theory!Actually, I've heard it before.And your page.. It's very well done.Good luck in the future. Linda
Gbg, Sweden - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 03:30:05 (EDT)
Nice Leonardo site. I live in Milan where Leonardo worked for several years.
He did paintings (The Last supper) and engeneer works (channels, hyrdologigal)
that are still working. In Milan there is one of the more important(probably the
most)Science Museums of the world dedidated to Loenardo and where you can find
working models of his machines (from parachute to submarine).
Milan, Italy - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 08:22:25 (EDT)
Let me start by saying that I am very impressed with what you have been able to do with such basic equipment. It is a remarkable achievement.I like your nice bold design and I am glad to see you using meta data on you pages (makes life a lot easier for people like me involved in cataloguing the net).I have a few tips which may be of use in improving the site design:1) Be consistant with things like BGCOLOR and *Particularly* Link colour.2) It would be nice to see standard navigation links at the top or bottom of each page (home, guestbook etc).3) You should also use a standard footer for all pages giving details of page creation/modification date, author etc.4) Some contact details (email? address? phone?) would be helpful and should, if included, be prominent, perhaps on the top page.Overall I would say congratulations and I hope to see more work of an equally high standard coming from your project.
Oxford, UK - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 03:49:23 (EDT)
Wonderful and informative page! Truly intellectually stimulating! I came searching for a large, color picture of the Mona Lisa for a fanciful masquerade party mask, and I was fascinated by Da Vinci's work.
Baldwin, KS USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 21:49:33 (EDT)
Neat site. Lots of good Leo info.
Sayville, NY USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 21:38:33 (EDT)
Your site is terrific! I have really enjoyed thinking about the questions you raise in your site.
Raleigh, NC, NC USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 21:26:21 (EDT)
Very interesting website. Enjoyed it. How bout them "Credits."
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 17:16:52 (EDT)
Great site - we may list it in our distance education magazine,Education Satlink!
Columbia, MO USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 09:16:25 (EDT)
hello congratulation. see you at the convention!!!
cordoba, Argentina - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 00:46:27 (EDT)
It's amazing!!What a theory...!It's so facinating to think that Leonardo could possibly have fooled us into thinking thatthere really was some Mona Lisa lady who posed for him...from Elen of Phils.
Butuan City, Phils. - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 20:36:28 (EDT)
Great site. The Leonardo/Lisa theory is way cool.
Buffalo, NY USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 18:45:58 (EDT)
A great site Stephane - Futurekids de Tucumán, Argentina
Tucumán, Argentina - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 18:10:27 (EDT)
Dear Mr. Feld:It was a wonderful and highly thought-provoking experience to
have visited your Mona Lisa site. The time and effort you have invested in the
formation of this site is evident by its organization and structure of it. It
was at the suggestion of my mentor and former teacherMel Maskin that I visited
your site, and, as a lover of European history, it really is a pleasureto have
seen a site with so many access links.History itself is an art, and DaVinci's
paintings visually represent one of theRenaissance's legacies.....man can think
and create for himself, and that he is master of his own fate. I look forward
to future additions to this site.BILLY M.
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 14:36:37 (EDT)
Los Angeles , CA USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 14:04:32 (EDT)
I could have spent all day cruising and learning from your site! Visually interesting and informative - great job!
Hermosa Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 13:22:51 (EDT)
Nice Graphics, and it loads pretty fast even with my slow modem. Good job.
Birmingham, AL USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 12:27:09 (EDT)
It is a well presented and ingenious site; and some fun too.
San Juan, PR USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 11:31:06 (EDT)
Congratulations on a great site!!Keep up the good work.Best regards,Gonzalo
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 11:29:28 (EDT)
Nice job. Learned a lot it a short visit
Shrewsbury, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 09:41:27 (EDT)
Dear Mr. Feld, We would like to congratulate you and your students of John F.Kennedy HS on this exceptional web site. It shows the hard work and dedication of both the students and an outstanding teacher. Being part of your class has allowed us to understand the importance of computers in society to be used as a communication tool. We learned how one digital postcard could be translated into 12 languages to unite people of places far from the United States. Unfortunatly the school does not have enough computers to enable us to expand further out to the world. Exploring the web site has proven that many things can be accomplished when dedication, determination and perseverance are the common goals of the students and teachers.Thank you for providing this web site for all to see. See you in class!!!!
Nicole Kyprios and Veronica Osminina <Nickel705@aol.com , Nika003@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 09:24:35 (EDT)
Enjoyed the site.
Chuck Bernstein, FUTUREKIDS
Jerusalem, ISRAEL - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 09:19:07 (EDT)
Very interesting. Would like to see more links.
RoseMarie Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Panama City, FL USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 08:45:09 (EDT)
Trevor Smith <Tesmith@toj.com>
Kingston, Jamaica. W.I. - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 08:25:45 (EDT)
Many thanks for calling your site to my attention. It is indeed a very impressive accomplishment.Your work represents one of the future directions for the study of art and art history, and as an art historian I am very excited. As you very effectively show, the study of art history can connect us to many issues, ideas, and processes. Using the tools of the digital age to enlighten and even entertain, we all benefit from new insights. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to future developments.
Gary Wells <email@example.com>
Ithaca, NY USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 07:36:00 (EDT)
HI Stephan, This is a big HI from Morocco We are still waiting for your visit . You should seriously think about it .I still keep wonderful memories of my visit to your center in March 96.The job your staff and you did and are still doing to Promote FUTUREKIDS and Computer education in general is an example I never forget to talk about to my teachers. congratulations for every effort you make. I wish you more and more success.
Mounira Sedrati <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rabat, Morocco - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 05:10:10 (EDT)
Well set out and easy to get around your site
Jennifer Ligtermoet <email@example.com>
Perth, WA Australia - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 02:06:55 (EDT)
Sorry for the duplicate entry but earlier I didn't check out the site before I signed the guestbook-which was my loss. This is an incredible and extremely thought-provoking site. Kudos to everyone who worked so hard to make visiting this site a wonderful experience.
Snow White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 01:36:31 (EDT)
I am just following directions as per the email. Sorry I don't have any real comments yet.
Snow White <email@example.com>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 01:15:57 (EDT)
when i left da bronx all they were doing there was strippingcars and staging knife fights on arthur avenue.to paraphraseneil armstrong-one small step for a high school-one giantstep for da bronx! bravo.good subject.good format.
memphis, tn USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 00:04:03 (EDT)
As Mr. Feld says this is a great site. Mr Soto, JFK Social Studies Dept.
Mr. Soto-Duprey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bronx, ny USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 22:41:52 (EDT)
Hello,CONGRATULATIONS !!!!This is a great site.See you at the Convention.
Matilde Mena <email@example.com>
San Salvador, El Salvador - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 21:04:19 (EDT)
Hello from Blue Springs, MO. Hope spring is as beautiful in your partof the country as it is out here. Maybe it's El Nin~o. But it sure is nice.dgs
David G. Stern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blue Springs, MO USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 20:10:22 (EDT)
Hi StephanLOts of luckElliot
Elliot Sachar <email@example.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 19:36:49 (EDT)
Very well done...
Cresskill, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 18:59:30 (EDT)
This is so cool and interesting. It is truely amazing for all us Leo fans. Thanx
Encinitas, Ca USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 14:46:53 (EDT)
Remarkable, Great, Fabo, Wonderful, Absolutly Neato!I think I made my point!
Naples, Italy - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 03:40:25 (EDT)
As an educator, it was a genuine pleasure to visit your website. It is gratifying to see that we are presenting such worthwhile endeavors to the world as examples of our educational system. You make me feel very proud. I hope you are proud of YOURSELVES. I will be presenting to a graduate class of special educators soon and plan to give this to them as a website they should use in their teaching. Way To Go!!! I have one question: Has anyone checked to see if there is a picture of Leonardo's mother lying around anywhere? If not a self-portrait, perhaps a pleasant memory of good ol' Mom? :-) Just a thought...
TN USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 22:14:02 (EDT)
As a webmaster and a former student of inner-city schools, I found this to be an EXCELLENT site. CONGRATS to all involved. Keep up the good work.
Cincinnati, OH USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 12:24:07 (EDT)
I saw this web site a few months ago and returning to it now, I have noticed that there have been changes made to it and that you have made adjustments based on people's past suggestions. Good for you! People feel good knowing that they have been heard! As a teacher to educators across New York City, I can say that this is a great site for them to visit. It shows the potential of not only incorporating text and graphics, but the potential for sound as well. The project is also a good example of how students and teachers can work together to combine technology with the subjects students have already studied.
New York, NY USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 00:13:23 (EDT)
I saw this web site a few months ago and returning to it now, I have noticed that there have been changes made to it and that you have made adjustments based on people's past suggestions. Good for you! People feel good knowing that they have been heard! As a teacher to teacher's across New York City, I can say that this is a great site for them to visit. It shows the potential of not only incorporating text and graphics, but the potential for sound as well. The project is also a good example of how students and teachers can work together to combine technology with the subjects students have already studied.
New York, NY USA - Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 00:12:31 (EDT)
I never would have thought to compare the 2 images. Cool.
StPaul, MN USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 18:58:41 (EDT)
I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHY MONA LISA IS SMILING!!
DUMAS, TX. USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 17:49:19 (EDT)
I have made a little reseach about the painting of Mona Lisa and DaVinci. I think that he was a great portraitist because he have studied the human anatomy very deeply. When we know that Mona Lisa was painted at the end of his life, we can supose that he wanted to resume his painting career with this portrait. I think that he wanted to paint a nutral human who express the life with all is aspect on a simple wooden board. I also think that we have to be careful about the computer animation wich superposes the two images. We can do that with many faces because human face has universal proportion. Remember the videoclip of M.Jackson. Also, If you take a closer look to the nose you see that it is completly different! Then, we have to remember that it is a 300 years old picture. It had changed very much. She do not have any eyelashes and eyebrows. She is also yellow. We can suppose that many other caracteristics has disapeared. That's why she is universal, uncertain and doubtful. Finally, we have to remember that we will never have the identity of Mona because DaVinci did not left some writing that desccribes him self and this work.
Sherbrooke, CANADA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 11:55:17 (EDT)
I have heard that Leonardo Di Vinci painted the Mona Lisa as his self portarait?
Wilmington, NC USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 09:31:25 (EDT)
I have heard that theory before, though I forget the exact source.However, seeing this digital picture was quite a different story.It's very interesting , esp. since I see the resemblance. Where did the idea to this evolve from?
hanover, nh USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 20:15:13 (EDT)
what a great job you have done here some of the best work on the net I am adding your site to my kids page for fun things to see and do. you should all be more than proud of your work. keep it up. will be back to visit again soon Lori
Lakeland, fl USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 19:32:00 (EDT)
Looks like a Pretty Good Page. Looks like you.put in alot of effort to make it.
Crested Butte, CO USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 13:03:11 (EDT)
Enjoyed the site immensely. Was not suprised to see mention of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"; but now I must read Lillian's book.Why is Mona Lisa smiling? Although some wags have attributed it to gas or passing wind, which is possible, I have my own theory based on Lillian's supposition that Leonardo painted himself. Having painted in oils and watercolors, there is no better exercise in bringing about Socrate's dictum (Nosce te ipsum) than by producing self-portraits. The possibilities for imaginative portrayals are endless, given that some artists have a well-developed sense of humor. Politicians like Winston Churchill did it by putting on a different hat for the roles he assumed.However, I suspect that Mona Lisa was a woman of nobility he had strong feelings for and could not bring to fruition. Instead, he symbolically merged himself with her in the painting by superimposing himself within her. He may also have observed that the longer couples stayed with one another the more they appeared to look the same. In other words, they appeared to merge, and that, perhaps more perceptibly, their roles sometimes reverse: i.e., the female assumes more of the earlier male attributes and vice versa. Whatever the reason, Leonardo still has the last laugh, or smile. That I know from personal experience.
Revelstoke, BC Canada - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 08:02:45 (EDT)
This is a terrific web page. Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D., Director & Adjunct Assoc.Professor of Psychologyand EducationTeachers College, Columbia Univeristy
Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
NYC, USA - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 07:19:24 (EDT)
ACHEI INTERESSANTE MAS GOSTAVA DE O TER CONHECIDO PESSOALMENTE.
ANA PATRICIA OLIVEIRA
MONTIJO, PORTUGAL - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 18:17:00 (EDT)
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)