Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Could This Be Why?

Okay La Gioconda, also known as Mona Lisa, I think I figured out why your smile is so enigmatic.  Aha!  It's because you have no eyebrows!  That's it!  DaVinci painted you with no true eyebrows, thereby leaving you with no real expression.  All we see is the shadow of your browbone.   

Same as with a dog, look at a dog and you'll see why he has that "look" you know the one - like you wonder what he's thinking?  No eyebrows!  Dogs don't have them either!  Just take a person's eyebrows away and have them smile a little, and voila!  Another Mona Lisa. 

Okay, mystery solved.  Someone inform the French.     

12 comments:

barbpinion said...

It could very well be. lol
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lanurseprn said...

I think you're right!
Pam

iiimagicxx said...

I never understood why they thought at the first place that she had an enigmatic smile :D
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Valerie

treesrgreen78 said...

I fully agree only Luddie would figure it out,  cheers for you my friend.

rockoned7 said...

You may just have a point there Cathy Great post! (where's my tweasers?)

daddyleer said...

Interesting! Among conspiracy theories is that the Mona Lisa is actually a mirrored self portrait of Leonardo himself with some features removed such as his eyebrows. Not sure how your dogs figure into other theories, but you all are barking up the same tree. <grin>
Patrick    

luddie343 said...

Cathy 2 Patrick: Yes, I remember that rumor, and others.  Historical fact is more simple.  Rich Florentine businessman Francesco del Giocondo commissed his wife Lisa's portrait.  Her name was Lisa Gherardini, and the painting was entitled La Gioconda.  A few decades after DaVinci died, when his biographer positively identified her as Lisa Gherardini, people started calling her Madonna Lisa (Madonna in Italian is a form of the sobriquet Mona) hence we have Mona Lisa.  Interesting, yes?

artloner said...

While we're informing the French, can someone inform my poodle?  He's had that funky look on his face for nigh upon 10 years now...


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princesssaurora said...

LOL... i think you figured it out!!

be well,
Dawn
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queenb8261 said...

I don't know. Do you think the same applies to Whoopi Goldberg? LOL
Thanks for your insight. Always eye opening.
Hugs, Barb  

aimer said...

So that's it! At last, the mystery is solved, thank you. :-()
Sheria

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