In an exhibition in Beijing there’s a version of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa done with computer panels and part from computers, titled “Technology Smiling”. Obviously it doesn’t hurt for publicity that the Da Vinci Code movie is creating a lot of interest for all things Leonardo, but I wonder how many times the Mona Lisa painting has been reproduced and/or appropriated by artists?
Without even thinking much about it, I can think of 5 famous artists that have used the Mona Lisa to create new work from.
I also just did a quick Google search and found a site devoted entirely to the Mona Lisa painting! Here’s some versions of the famous painting here.