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Friday, December 16, 2005

Mona Lisa was Happy!

vert.mona.lisa.jpg According to computer software designed to determine a persons emotions, Mona Lisa was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful, and 2 percent angry. So now we know just what is behind that smile! What amazes me is that I have seen the Mona Lisa in person. This image is known round the world. The painting itself is relatively small. Just goes to show, size doesn't matter!

For more information how how her emotions were determined, read the article on CNN.

9 Comments:

At 8:19 AM, Blogger B O B said...

I have seen her picture also. It is remarkable that it is so small. It was amazing that I could just stand there in a room alone with the picture. I was mesmerized. Then I turned around, and was shocked to see a Secret Service man behind me. He had snuck up so quietly. But I was glad that they even took Mona Lisa's security seriously.

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Were you the only one in the room or was her painting in a room by itself? If the latter, it is not that way anymore. Now she is in an area with many paintings (at least she was in 1996) but she is separated by tremendous protection. A plastic wall, sensors and people can't get closer than 5 or 6 feet I think.

The Louvre is an amazing place. So much there. My biggest disappointment was I was so looking forward to seeing the Egyptian collection and when we went it was closed for renovation. I was bummed!

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger B O B said...

There were other pictures there, I was the only one in the room.

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Ya know...it is funny that they felt the need to so analyze this painting. They have really been analyzing DaVinci as well of late. There is more than a little belief that he was very bi-sexual and that the Mona Lisa was not a protrait of some local hottie of his acquaintence, but was instead a self-portrait...sort of.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

I have heard that one too:)

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger B O B said...

I was a kid when I saw the Mona Lisa. It was odd that I remembered seeing but never have been to France. It took me awhile to realize that I saw it at the Smithstonian back in the 60's.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

I wondered if you had seen it in France or at sometime it was on tour.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger D L Ennis said...

Thin lips…5:00 shadow…very suspicious!

 
At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Gary said...

When ever I see this picture I think what was Leonardo doing to entice a smile out of a woman who looks so formal. Like a portrait photographer I can see him pulling faces and saying 'cheese'...

 

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