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
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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What Truffaut has inherited from Vigo and Renoir, in Rivette's analysis ("Premier prix a La Joconde"), is "a spirit of freedom and independence that consists in only accepting self-imposed rules." It follows that any director who fails to display this key characteristic is susceptible to Rivette's scorn.
"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.
DEPUIS cinq cents ans, la Joconde captive les esprits et suscite les fantasmes de millions de personnes qui esperent en comprendre le mystere.
Using a 240-million-pixel camera, a French engineer named Pascal Cotte believes he has discovered what "Mona Lisa" - called "La Gioconda" in Italian and "La Joconde" in French - looked like when it was fresh off the easel.
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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).
Focilon, "La Joconde et ses interpretes," in Technique et sentiment (Paris, 1932), pp.
Tout le monde sait que Mona Lisa met en scene Leonard Di Vinci et le modele de la Joconde. Comment l'avez-vous algerianise ?
La main iconoclaste d'Ai Weiwei, pointe la encore un doigt d'honneur sur tous les grands symboles de pouvoir, de la Maison Blanche, en passant par le Parlement a Londres, mais aussi la Joconde de Da Vinci, l'Opera de Sidney et bien sur la Sagrada Familia a Barcelone.
Les experts ont trouve des traces d'une peinture noire de la meme nature que celle utilisee pour la Joconde.