Welcome to Mona Lisa Mania
Widely recognized as the most famous painting in the history of art
In 2005, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the painting, she now occupies her own room at the Louvre. The painting is displayed behind bulletproof glass in a climate controlled encolusure. She is illuminated by a specially designed 20 watt LED light to minimize degradation of the painting. She has aroused curiosity and suspicion, admiration and duplication. Whether you're a casual observer or a Mona Lisa Maniac, you'll enjoy witnessing her allure, you might even fall under her spell. As art critic, Allessandro Vezzosi puts it, Her legendary indirect gaze provokes a reaction known as the Mona Lisa Syndrome: the viewer is enchanted by her smile, which becomes increasingly enigmatic and indefinable, transforming the painting as a whole into a mysterious mirror. 6 Million people a year come and visit the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre.
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