Mona Lisa

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Mona Lisa

La Gioconda, da Vinci’s enchanting portrait. [Ital. Art: Wallechinsky, 190]

Mona Lisa

enigmatic smile beguiles and bewilders. [Ital. Art: Wallechinsky, 190]
See: Mystery

Mona Lisa

(“La Gioconda’) her mysterious smile enchants the beholder. [Ital. Art: Benét 397]
See: Smiling
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La Joconde deserved first prize at the 1957 International Short Film Festival because, in Rivette's words, it was "the most faithful to its intentions" ("Premier prix a La Joconde").
I bought a filly out of it, La Joconde [a half-sister to Lambadora], with John Cullinan several years ago and she went on to breed a Listed winner, Jioconda [later the dam of Lightening Pearl].
Indeed, most scholars believe that the Mona Lisa, known as La Gioconda in Italian or La Joconde in French, is the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, a member of a minor noble family of rural origins who married the wealthy merchant Francesco del Giocondo.
Styled like a Faberge Easter egg, the beautifully-crafted dessert is layered with champagne jelly and a light biscuit joconde before being finished with bitter dark chocolate and glazed with real gold leaf.
Layered with champagne jelly and a light biscuit joconde, the creation is finished with bitter dark chocolate and glazed with edible gold leaf.
DEPUIS cinq cents ans, la Joconde captive les esprits et suscite les fantasmes de millions de personnes qui esperent en comprendre le mystere.
BiensE[c]r, au passage nous avons visitE[umlaut] Le Louvre pour y dE[umlaut]couvrir les incontournables A1/2 Venus de Milo e et A1/2 La Joconde e qui continuent de fasciner leurs visiteurs.
Terms such as ganache, frangipane, creme anglaise, tuiles, joconde, genoise, or tammis, chinoise, mandoline, rondeau were all completely new to me.
For the Joconde biscuit: Combine eggs and sugar in bowl set over simmering water.
For example, as the boarders are sitting down to eat, Vautrin's late entrance is announced by his singing an air from Gretry and Sedaine's opera-comique, Richard Coeur de Lion followed by a couplet of his signature song, "J'ai longtemps parcouru le monde" from Nicolo and Etienne's opera-comique La Joconde ou les coureurs d'aventures (3:200).
All 12 portions of the gateau are separately interleaved, a presentation shared with Fairway's new White Chocolate and Amaretto Ganache, which has two layers of chocolate sponge surrounded by a flaked almond joconde and is filled with a white chocolate and amaretto ganache cream.
En otro tiempo, cuando el Louvre todavia no era el caotico centro de peregrinacion masiva y distraccion vacacional que es hoy (cuando solo era un caotico centro de atesoramiento y acumulacion), la Joconde, como le dicen los franceses, aunque siempre admirada por algunos connaisseurs, se presentaba como una obra maestra mas de la coleccion de pintura italiana del museo.