The Secret Source of Mona Lisa’s Smile

Website Invites You to Break The Code of Da Vinci’s Most Famous Painting


Southfield, MI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/26/2006 --The Mona Lisa is quite possibly the most famous portrait in the history of art. For five centuries, Mona Lisa's cryptic expression has intrigued art lovers inspiring reproductions, parodies, literature, film, crimes and countless theories. Armchair enthusiasts, art historians, scientists and general theorists have pondered Leonardo da Vinci’s intentions in painting the Mona Lisa. Some of these theories are gleaned from Da Vinci’s biography and his work as it applied to the painting. Other theories paint Mona Lisa as mysterious seductress or femme fatale.

The website has become a global destination for Mona Lisa theories. Visitors, who consist of art aficionados, arm chair detectives, scholars and the genuinely curious are invited to study the painting and create a theory about her smile, her countenance, or something that may have gone unnoticed. has broken the theories down into two categories, Scholarly Theories and Good Guesses. In addition to theory sharing, Mona Lisa Mania truly lives up to its name featuring a potpourri of both common and uncommonly known information about the world’s most famous portrait and the most comprehensive selection around of Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci inspired paraphernalia in its online store.

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