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Aerosol spray on canvas, a kleenex, 2 coffee, 1 cigarette. OST: IMPEDING DOOM "Murderer" [link]

Yes i know, not original, but i always wanted to do it so fuck your opinion :D The title means " Rotten smile" and is a vision from the other side of that timeless masterpiece, like the ghost of Mona Lisa. The pic sucks, if you want to see it with a better quality and more details,check it here [link]

Leonardo da Vinci´s most famous work is "known in France as La Joconde, in Italy as La Gioconda and everywhere else as the Mona Lisa." Different suggestions have been made about the identity of the model, without any consensus. Leonardo placed metaphors in this mysterious and enigmatic painting. And, in the 19th century, the Mona Lisa gave a new definition to the term femme fatale.

The painting isn't very complex, like most of Leonardo's paintings. In the foreground, there is a woman sitting on a chair. Her right hand is placed on her left wrist and her left hand is gripping the arm of the chair on which she is sitting.
Her torso is turned towards us, though her chair is parallel to the picture. Her torso and face might be facing the viewer, but her eyes are looking at something at the viewer's right, as though the model was distracted by something. Nevertheless, there is something enticing about her facial expression.

When the viewer is admiring the Mona Lisa, the first thing that he or she usually notices is her smile, which seems strange and unfathomable. We might never fully understand the true meaning of this facial expression. Though art historians have found out how Leonardo was able to create the smile. Leonardo created it by "barely raising the corner of the mouth."

Her dress, which seems to be plain, is black and her hair falls down to her shoulders. She isn't wearing any jewelry. Though the viewer doesn't see it, she seems to be sitting on a balcony. Behind her, Leonardo has painted "a complex, strange and distant landscape." When the Mona Lisa was first painted, the viewers could see two columns, one on each side of the model. Unfortunately, these columns were cut, after Leonardo's death.

Leonardo created this painting with oil on wood. The painter uses the sfumato technique, which means smoky' or vanished in smoke' in Italian. This technique "consisted in building up layers of paint from dark to light, letting the previous one come through, thus achieving, through a play of shadows and lights, the optical illusion of relief."

The viewer can see that there is some form of veil between the viewer and the model, as if there is something that the painter doesn't want the viewer to know, doesn't want to reveal or wants the viewer to have to search for. The artist's technique is what gives this impression.

Over the several centuries since the Mona Lisa was finished in 1507, there has been theories about the true identity of the model for this painting. To be able to devise these theories, the first question is simply whether the model is a man or a woman.

If we look closely at the painting, we can see that Leonardo has used some sort of metaphor between the landscape and the human body. The rocks in the landscape represent the bones of the model, the water is the blood and the earth is the flesh. It doesn't seem peculiar that Leonardo wants to make a relation between the landscape and the body, for he was also an anatomist.

These links reveal Leonardo's own descriptions of the human body, which have been found his notebooks. He decided to use these descriptions as a metaphor.

Perhaps the artist doesn't only want to show that there is a link between nature and the human body, but he might also want to transmit a message to everyone who might observe the mysterious painting. He might wish to convey to us that the landscape is as alive as the woman in the painting and wants us to be more attentive and careful with the gifts of Mother Nature. Alternatively, he may wish to show us that nature is something beautiful, just like Lisa Gherardini is beautiful. Only the painter knows what the painting is saying.
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have featured your work in my journal, I hope you don't mind :aww: --> [link]
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!! Awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!! You made my whole weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh dear, it was a pleasure for me to feature your work :hug:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You rock as usual!
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:headbang:
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Fantastic vision and work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! i know is not original but i really had a funny time doing it! :D
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really do like your's and Heather's versions so much more than the original. :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D You´re...crazy!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :iconkissmote:
I do take that as a compliment :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course is a compliment!! :D
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconshuffelinplz: :iconsomuchluffplz:
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Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So I studied art at school and have always loved it, and honestly, I never cared for the Mona Lisa. I never understood why such a big deal was made out of it when there are so many other paintings that are exactly like it: a seated figure in front of a landscape. There are many other works by Leonardo that are much more compelling, though that's not to say that it's not a lovely and technically masterful painting. Sometimes I think that people just want there to be a "hidden meaning" so badly that they see something that isn't there, and thus can't appreciate what's right in front of them.

Anyway, I like your interpretation.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely agree, for me his 7000 notes and all the sketchs are so awesome! Now is like a urban legend, and is funny when people think that every paint has tons of subliminal meanings!
Thank you so much!
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KellyNGin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I bet after all this years you have made her look prettier that she probably is :lmao: Awesome work little bro :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha i was on her funeral, it was so cool! :D Thank you sis!
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KellyNGin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconessencestudios::iconsaysplz:oooh she looks just like me!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha i knew you´ll say that! :D
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
of course!:iconfaceclingplz:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LittleSuns97 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooh i like this one a lot!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite interesting and she does look like her..after a hard time and then come back to haunt us...I am really proud of you Luis!! You are kicking ass and no taking no for an answer! I already love your site! Have a great day love!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! You got it, i wanted to show something like the ghost of Mona Lisa, you rock!!!
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The description taught me a lot about the history of this painting. Thank you.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re welcome! Is a silly text, if you want to know more, you can find an unlimited books or webs with tons of information about that masterpiece. Thankk you so much, your rock as always!
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Hehe, no problem, man!
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love Your version, I have to admit more than the original :)
Your works are immediately recognizable, have the same unique atmosphere
I love the minimalism in color and these elements who suggest of destruction on her body
a beautiful glow around her,
and Impending Doom strong !!!!!!!!!!!
if I wrote something with an error translator will be punished!!!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! awesome comment! Do you like my version more than the original??? You´re crazy!!! :D But i´m so happy to read that my work is recognizable, that´s one of the things i want to do, for my colors and my method of work. So thank you so much M, your´re incredible! And i think there´s no mistake, but my english is so poor! :D Let your translator live one more day!:D
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I prefer Your version more, the original was absorbed by mass culture
I prefer other work LdaV, simple sketches and anatomical studies
Your version is dark and that suits me
crazy is right or wrong?
and ok my translator be live ;)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crazy in the good way :D Yeah i love the anatomical studies, you can watch it forever and you always find something new! Thank you again, i love to know the opinion of the people who watch my pieces! Is interesting!
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure to watch Your great artworks :)
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