Young Artists Study da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Students at Glebe Street Elementary are learning all about the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.  The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous, most widely recognized, most studied, and most visited painting in the world.  Art teacher Mrs. Fisk says, “The kids are loving the art history lesson!”

During the first lesson Mrs. Fisk shared with her students the history behind the Mona Lisa. Some of the facts that were shared: the painting is over 500 years old; da Vinci kept the painting with him his entire life; the Mona Lisa is displayed at the Louvre museum in Paris France; and if you look closely the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.  It was very fashionable for women to have no eyebrows and to show off their pronounced foreheads.

The next lesson the students wore the Mona Lisa and retold all the facts they had learned.  Boys and girls were eager to retell the facts and be the Mona Lisa.

boys face imposed over Mona Lisa's

Kayden Buyce gives his impression of a Mona Lisa smile