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Mona Lisa by Serge Bramly

Mona Lisa (1995)

by Serge Bramly

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Those already familiar with the Mona Lisa will surely be disappointed with this book – at 79 pages (London : Thames and Hudson, 1996) it is extremely brief, and most of those pages are devoid of text. What text there is has been set in rather large print and attempts only a cursory examination of the subject. As I said, this is not a book for the expert. However, for someone who knows nothing about this world-famous painting and only very little about the painter – someone like this reviewer for example – this is a nice little primer. The close-up photography of sections of the painting are breathtaking, and the author's isolation in turn of various depictions of smiles, eyes, and hands, throughout da Vinci's work is interesting. So a good book, so long as you approach it in a state of complete ignorance.
  PickledOnion42 | Dec 7, 2012 |
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The gaze that does not let you go; the captivating smile, turning in on itself; the morbidezza – exquisite softness of flesh; the glaucous atmosphere, the damp twilight of a two-way mirror....
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