Mona Lisa: The History of the World's Most Famous Painting

Author(s): Donald Sassoon

History & Theory

For nearly 500 years the painting and the smile on the face of the sitter-has been a source of mystery,speculation and reverence.In this ground breaking book Donald Sassoon describes not on;ly the MONA LISA and itds history but the mythology and the processes which combined to raise its level of fame.Leonardo's innovative techniques are examined,the identity of the sitter,and the journey of the painting.
It is a fascinating insight into the way the art world and our perceptions of artisitic genius are shaped.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780007106141
  • : HarperCollins
  • : HarperCollins
  • : January 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Donald Sassoon
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 350