most famous and also the most mysterious work of Leonardo da Vinci is located in the hall number six on the ground floor of the Louvre museum in Paris.Exhibit inscription reads "Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco de Giocondo, known as the Mona Lisa, a tree (poplar), oil, approx.1503-06, acquired by Francis I in 1518 ยป

Mona Lisa is an early representative of the Italian classic half-length portrait.The picture is generous in size, including the arms and hands.Portrait created real and has the fullness of volume of sculpture in the round.Nothing in the clothing does not indicate the aristocratic status of the customer and his wife.The dark veil on the hair can be a sig

n of mourning in the family or a sign of virtue.Left hand model rests on the chair arm.

Fragments of columns framing the figure and forming a "window" overlooking the landscape.The perfection of this new artistic formula explains its significant influence on Florentine and Lombard art of the early 16th century.While aspects such as the form of three-quarters figures in a landscape, architectural framing and hands in the foreground has already appeared in the Flemish portraiture of the second half of the 15th century in the works of Hans Memling.But unique to the era was different - spatial resolution, image perspective, the illusion of the atmosphere, the delicate balance of all the elements of the portrait.In fact, these aspects were again not only for the era as a whole, but also for the creation of Leonardo da Vinci.Mona Lisa, as no other of his early portraits, embodies restrained grandeur and excellence of artistic genius.

Sixth Hall Denonskogo wing of the Louvre, also known as the "Mona Lisa Room", open to the public every day, except on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays and Fridays enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa can be seen on the evening of thematic tours of the museum.