Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Over eight million people from all over the world flock to Paris every year for the opportunity to gaze upon Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling Renaissance masterpiece, La Gioconda, more popularly known as “Mona Lisa.”

It is estimated that approximately 80% of all visitors to the Louvre are there for the sole purpose of seeing this one painting, often disregarding or outright ignoring the thousands of other famous works of art that populate the expansive museum.

What is it about this iconic portrait that continues to mesmerize century after century?

Hundreds of books have already been written exhaustively attempting to examine all facets of the famous artwork’s creation, influence, mythology, heritage, and mystique.

But perhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of Mona Lisa’s enduring legacy is the frequency with which this painting has been reinterpreted, parodied, appropriated, and imitated by other artists. No other painting in history has been reproduced as often as Mona Lisa, and yet there has never before been published a comprehensive collection of Mona Lisa recreations.

This oversight will finally be remedied with the upcoming release of the lavishly illustrated book MONA LISA REIMAGINED, a captivating anthology of hundreds of pieces of art that have been inspired by this priceless world treasure. Featuring both established and emerging artists from over 50 different countries, this book is destined to become an essential addition to every bookshelf, coffee table, and library.

Please visit the official website at www.monalisareimagined.com to view more samples from the book, and check back frequently to this blog for updated information leading up to the book’s release ....


1 comment:

  1. When was in Paris in 2005, I couldn’t but visit Louvre. But to Louvre came with sound recording equipment which was provided kindly by French. I found “Mona Lisa” and I began to write down the sound background created by numerous visitors, come to look at a masterpiece. The logic was simple. I will dare to note that any masterpiece possesses property of the high-structured information field. The person is too, in the basis, field structure. There is a contact of two field structures – the person and a masterpiece. In it probably art force. Those sounds, which people published, being in a masterpiece field (conversations, a shuffling of feet, etc.), were very valuable to me, they korrelyativno were connected with it. Having subjected these records to the most difficult transformational processing, I managed to receive absolutely improbable soundings. They brought many into shock, – in these sounds accurate identification with “Mona Lisa’s” portrait was observed. I made similar records and at the well-known sculpture of Venus. As a result, on to basis of these records, at me three works – “Knowledge”, “Stream” and “Communication” were born.
    studiomusicnew.blogspot.com
    http://youtu.be/rUDsL8Rg4uo
    MONA LISA_VENUS(Опыт работы с шедеврами) .avi
    Structure of presented video: sound background at Mona Lisa – result of transformational processing of a background, a sound background at Venus – result of transformational processing of a background, a work “Knowledge” fragment (the transformed sounds are used only).

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