What if we told you that the “Mona Lisa” was merely famous for being famous? How would you feel if you found out that Leonardo Da Vinci’s oil painting was the Kim Kardashian or the Paris Hilton of Renaissance art? Confused? Well, it turns out the painting’s fame can be attributed less to its artistic qualities and more to the circumstances that befell the half-length portrait. We’ll let the lady herself explain.
This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis.