Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503)
We’re kicking off the famous painting recreations with Mona Lisa — probably one of the most famous works by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s been featured in films, TV scripts, and even Geo filters on Snapchat.
The piece is a half-length portrait painting of the infamous Mona Lisa, whose smile has been the subject of conversation for years. Is she smiling? Is she not?
More than that, according to Guinness World Records, it is the most valuable painting in the world. The poplar panel painting has an insurance valuation of 650 million dollars as of 2018. Who knows how much it’s worth now.
From the clothing to the hand-placement, the child to the right mimicks Mona Lisa perfectly.
Want to see how others mimic Renaissance art in the most unusual way? Check out the next three slides to see the way one American photographer has auto mechanics imitate famous paintings from their shop.