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Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa

Have you ever heard about Mona Lisa? And about Leonardo Da Vinci? We are sure you have, and probably a lot of times. But how much do you really know about them? Don't worry if you don't know too much because this text will give you all the information you need to answer the following questions about this famous painter and his most popular work.

The Mona Lisa


Where can we see the painting? Have you ever been there? Do you know any other famous works of art that can be seen there?


Let’s talk about Leonardo Da Vinci for a while.

Where was he from?

He was the perfect example of a Renaissance man. Apart from being a painter what other arts did he practice?

Why is he such an important character in history?


What materials did Leonardo use when he painted Mona Lisa?

Why is Mona Lisa also called La Gioconda? What do we know about her?

What painting technique is Leonardo famous for? Can you explain it?

What is so special about Mona Lisa’s expression?

What visual effect does Leonardo use in the painting?

What interesting use of light is there in the painting?

What did Leonardo do with the painting when he finished it? Why?


Activity adapted from worsleyschool.com.