Mona Lisa is in the news again. People are complaining about only having one minute with her due to the overwhelming queues in her temporary home at the Louvre, whilst work is done to the wing where she normally resides.
The one minute restriction is to ensure that the enormous crowds, who line up to see the Mona Lisa every day, will all have their turn to admire her beauty, and that fabled smile.
But, unlike modern day celebrities, she hasn’t had to undergo a complete identity change each time she makes a public appearance in order to remain relevant and interesting. Mona Lisa hasn’t changed once in hundreds of years…Continue reading