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Why Is This Famous?: Mona Lisa

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In our editorial series “Why Is This Famous?”, we aim to answer the unanswerable: How does a work actually enter the public consciousness? This installment features da Vinci’s most famous painting, its initial praise, disappearance, theft, and modern resurrection. You can read the whole article at my.meural.com/editorial/19.

This playlist features a collection of works relevant to the Mona Lisa story, including the painting itself.

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Works

Lady with an Ermine
Lady with an Ermine
Portrait of Margaret van Eyck
Portrait of Margaret van Eyck
Portrait of a Woman
Portrait of a Woman
The Veiled Woman, or La Donna Velata
The Veiled Woman, or La Donna Velata
Portrait of a Young Lady
Portrait of a Young Lady
Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet
Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet
Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan
Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa