While You Read Click on the link button above. Read the following sections of the text: Heading, "Title and Subject", "History", "Aesthetics" portion of the text. Answer the following prompts/questions:
List and Describe 3 things that you never knew about the Mona Lisa.
Where is the name, "Mona Lisa" derived from?
What are 3 characteristics of "Mona Lisa?"
What was life like during the time of "Mona Lisa"?
What cultural trends were popular at the time of "Mona Lisa?" What was popular then? What is popular now?
Make a connection to "Mona Lisa." Construct a list of ways you connect to this painting.
If this painting were painted today, how would it look different? What would you see in the painting?
After You Read
Think about your drawing. How can you change the "Mona Lisa" or "appropriate" the artwork to represent new meaning relevant to today's culture? What are some new things/subject matter you could draw?
In your sketchbook, brainstorm a list of 5 visual connections you can make from this painting to your own drawing. (example: What is the landscape like? What is she wearing? What is the hair style? How is she sitting?)
What will you do to your artwork to make it "new" and "relevant"?