People always wonder why Mona Lisa doesn’t have any eyebrows. This mystery has been solved, all thanks to an engineer named Pascal Cotte. When Da Vinci had painted Mona Lisa, he indeed painted her eyebrows but over time these eyebrows were eroded due to cleaning over time to the point where it’s no longer visible today.
It has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”, The painting’s novel qualities include the subject’s enigmatic expression,the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism.
The painting is used to identify the italian noblewoman lisa Gherardini the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. It is painted in oil on a white lombardy poplar panel. Leonardo never gave the painting to the Giocondo family, and later it is believed he left it in his will to his favored apprentice salai
It had been believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, It was acquired by king francis 1 of france and is now the property of the French Republic. It has been on permanent display at the louvre in Paris since 1797.