When Graphic Artists Get Bored

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Mona Lisa:
Yearbook Mid-term
Be prepared to shine!
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
was born on April 15, 1452 and passed
away onMay 2, 1519. He was a true
Italian Renaissance Man, or a person
whose talent spans a significant number
of different areas. He was a painter,
sculptor, architect, musician,
mathematician, engineer, inventor,
anatomist, geologist, map maker,
botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps
more than that of any other figure,
characterizes the Renaissance ideal.
Leonardo has often been described as
the model of the perfect man with an
"unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly
inventive imagination". He is widely
considered to be one of the greatest
painters of all time and perhaps the
most diversely talented person ever to
have lived.
Mona Lisa
Among the works created by
Leonardo in the 16th century is the
small portrait known as the Mona Lisa
or "la Gioconda", the laughing one. It
is perhaps the most famous painting
in the world. Its fame rests, in
particular, on the mysterious smile on
the woman's face, its secretive quality
brought about perhaps by the fact
that the artist has subtly shadowed
the corners of the mouth and eyes so
that the exact nature of the smile
cannot be determined. It has been
said that "the smile was so pleasing
that it seemed divine rather than
human; and those who saw it were
amazed to find that it was as alive as
the original".
What makes Mona Lisa Mona Lisa?
Her eyes.
Her smile.
Her hands.
Temporary nature of physical
beauty: Mona Lisa
You are to create three different re-makes of Mona Lisa
using different themes.
Suggestions follow:
Evils of racism
Facing darkness
Facing reality
Fading beauty
Faith versus doubt
Family – blessing or curse
Fate and free will
Fear of failure
Female roles
Good versus bad
Greed as downfall
Growing up – pain or pleasure
Hazards of passing judgment
Heartbreak of betrayal
Heroism – real and perceived
Hierarchy in nature
Identity crisis
Illusion of power
Individual versus society
Inner versus outer strength
Isolationism – hazards
Knowledge versus ignorance
Loneliness as destructive force
Losing hope
Loss of innocence
Lost honor
Lost love
Love and sacrifice
Man against nature
Materialism as downfall
Names – power and significance
Nationalism – complications
Nature as beauty
Necessity of work
Oppression of women
Optimism – power or folly
Overcoming – fear, weakness, vice
Patriotism – positive side or complications
Power and corruption
Power of silence
Power of tradition
Power of wealth
Power of words
Pride and downfall
Progress – real or illusion
Quest for discovery
Quest for power
Role of men
Role of women
Self – inner and outer
Social mobility
Technology in society – good or
Temporary nature of physical
Temptation and destruction
Vanity as downfall
Vulnerability of the meek
Vulnerability of the strong
Will to survive
Wisdom of experience
Working class struggles
Youth and
Man against nature
Good versus bad
Social mobility
Other examples
Mona Lisa: Illusion of Beauty
Use this image to begin your work. Copy and paste into Adobe
Elements. Have fun and make something unique yet school