Attacked: Something that happened to the Mona Lisa. If you look closely at the subject’s left elbow, you might notice the damage done by Ugo Ungaza Vilegas, a Bolivian who chucked a rock at the portrait in 1956. A few months before, another person pitched acid at the painting, which hit the lower section. These attacks inspired the bulletproof glass, which in 2009, successfully rebuffed a souvenir mug hurled by an enraged Russian tourist who’d been denied French citizenship.
3: The number of layers painted on the Mona Lisa. This means there were three different styles before the current version of the painting. One version has her hands clutching her arms instead of the chair she is sitting on.
Eyebrows: An extremely controversial topic about the Mona Lisa. Some claim the reason why Mona Lisa has no eyebrows is because Da Vinci never actually got the chance to paint them. Others, who agree with the assumption that Mona Lisa is actually a wealthy woman named Lisa Gherardini, claim that a woman of her status would pluck her eyebrows and eyelashes. Some people believe that since the painting is so old, and while in remarkably good condition, the eyebrows have just faded over time.
1505: The year Leonardo made his first sketches of Mona Lisa, but no one knows when he finished painting her. Sfumato and Chiaroscuro are the two kinds of techniques Leonardo used in this artwork, and it is also described as an example of Renaissance artwork.
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