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Mona Lisa is dying

If you want to see it, you might want to hurry on to Paris.

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Who gives a rat's ass, it's just an over-hyped painting of some meaningless woman.
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Actually, I wasn't very impressed for "the most famous painting in the world". And I'm a huge DaVinci fan.




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Re: Mona Lisa is dying

As you probably know, my comment was made in complete jest. I can appreciate fine art and people's fascination and admiration of it; however, my idea of nice wall decor is a couple of nice 10-point deer heads, a few 10lb bass, a couple of MotoGp posters, and a Snap-On calendar.
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As you probably know, my comment was made in complete jest.
You...jest?









Seriously though, I don't understand what everyone likes about this painting so much, not that I'd dissuading anyone from checking it out, but it was pretty anti-climatic for me.




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but it was pretty anti-climatic for me.
That's where the Snap-On calendar wins, i.e., VERY climactic!

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P.S. Taken literally, you just said the painting is opposed to the weather; it's spelled climaCtic.
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Actually, I wasn't very impressed for "the most famous painting in the world". And I'm a huge DaVinci fan.
I agree but then again I saw it when I was 19 and had just finished a long trip through Europe seeing tons of galleries and historical monuments. I had art and culture coming out of my arse and all I wanted was a pub and some brew. It was a lot smaller than I expected it to be.

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Re: Mona Lisa is dying

Why don't they just encase it in a solid block of plexi? Or at least an air tight box?

I'm taking an Art History class right now (in fact I need to be there in a couple of hours ) and have seen much more interesting pieces than the Mona Lisa. Art is just like anything else though, everyone has their own opinions.

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I agree but then again I saw it when I was 19 and had just finished a long trip through Europe seeing tons of galleries and historical monuments. I had art and culture coming out of my arse and all I wanted was a pub and some brew. It was a lot smaller than I expected it to be.

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What got me was people went blowing by things like Michelangelo's "Dying Slave" without a second look, but they'll spend an hour in front of the Mona Lisa.

Yes, it is small innit?




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Re: Mona Lisa is dying

It is a bit of a let-down, from what I hear. I spent a couple of days in Paris and didn't bother to go see it.

We toured the Vatican and saw the Sistine Chapel. THAT was clearly the most impressive piece of artwork I've ever seen.
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Re: Mona Lisa is dying

What fascinates art scholars throughout the world is not her face or smile. It's that the hands were so perfectly done. Go figure.

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Actually, I wasn't very impressed for "the most famous painting in the world". And I'm a huge DaVinci fan.
Bravo, his drawings of flying machines, helicoptors, anatomy, and parachute are vastly more interesting to me.
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Sigh, wouldn't upload the pics...

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It is protected behind glass. They tell you not to take photos of it, but it was amazing how many boneheads from around the world were snapping flash photos of it while we were there - literally nonstop.
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