Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monalisa









Monalisa's smile
evokes mysterious aura
classical, timeless.

Some notes:

While browsing through flickr.com to look for a pic that would accompany this post of mine, I kinda feel so sad coz' I saw several uploaded portraits of Monalisa being mutilated, lots of which I couldn't stomach. Why have people so become uncanny with such a classic work of a renowned painter, Leonardo da Vinci? I could only surmise that these poor and idiotic people must have failed their subject in Humanities where Monalisa is one subject matter discussed about and are out to make a revenge on a lifeless portrait. 





Written for One Single Impression (Prompt: Aura)

56 comments:

  1. All icons seem to shout out 'Debase and mutilate me'!

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  2. I don't condone it, but even Da Vinci must have realised that every action produces a reaction.

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  3. S, Very Much True Dear :) :) Beautiful Smile of MONALISA :) :)

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  4. If aura is that distinctive and intangible quality surrounding a person, this small verse in a few well chosen and apt words has succinctly brought out the feeling of radiance surrounding the legendary Monalisa and her enigmatic smile.
    A short and sweet poem indeed.

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  5. I have had a chance to see the Mona Lisa in person in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The place is unbelievable along with this exquisite painting. Your poem captures the essence of her smile.

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  6. oh yes, the painting does have a timeless enchanting aura i think! well said Amity.

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  7. Very well put...if only she knew what a worldwide legend her subtle smile has become.

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  8. Like Rob, I've also seen the Mona Lisa in person, but what people don't often realize is how small it is... barely two feet tall, yet it still has that mystical presence you speak about.

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  9. you have honored this portrait with your poem.

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  10. Strangely enough, DaVinci never considered the Mona Lisa to be very good. But the painting does have that near-mystic quality about it.

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  11. I, too, saw this in Paris, and it is so powerful and definitely possesses an aura. Well put.

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  12. What do we look for in her? I often wonder. We hold the magic we seek, I think.

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  13. I have to believe that the subject had a healthy sense of humor. Maybe she would have a chuckle at some of them. (Not all, of course. There are some sick people out there.)

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  14. Lovely take on the prompt, Amity. She does have that timeless aura.

    Best wishes.

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  15. succinct & classic as this poem is...the aura of mystery never fades.

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  16. hi amity ,

    the will to cause pain per se

    the will to mutilate beauty

    _all a matter of the mind , & psychiatry ..

    thank u for ur beautiful poem amity ..

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  17. Oh she(he?) does have that aura that sure makes people wonder! Nice job!

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  18. Well we can not find why peolle use to do this nor can we very much stop them unless they feel.

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  19. Wow!!
    The mona Lisa always BEAUTIFUL !!!
    ( I have seen this painting in real :-)
    I make also drawings Amity
    but not I'm not famous ........ LOL

    (@^.^@)

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  20. This is lovely. Only she knows what lies behind that smile.



    Melanie

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  21. Brenda;

    Yeah, i think so! Thanks so much! :)

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  22. Stan;

    Maybe you're right...:))

    Thanks Stan!

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  23. Sahana;

    you must have that kind of smile, too!

    thanks dear!

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  24. Her aura is amazing! I always suspect the 'mutilators' are people who have too much time and too little brain.

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  25. That's a nice haiku, Amity.

    And you know some people step over the boundaries of fun. We can't help it.

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  26. Hi Rob;

    Wow...lucky for you...:)

    Seeing it in real would be a dream come true for me.. :)

    Thanks Rob!

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  27. Leo;

    Yeah, it is! I enjoyed that lesson when i was in college and its being timeless remained in my memory!

    Thanks so much!

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  28. Sweetest...

    Yeah, they should know...:)

    Thanks a lot dear!

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  29. Joseph;

    That's so lucky of you!

    Haven't seen it but the aura we are talking about was discussed way back in college and it has remained in my head!

    Thanks so much!

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  30. Mojo;

    Maybe...but even Da Vinci did not know that his portrait will become a classic...

    Thanks Majo!

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  31. Robin;

    how lucky you are...:)

    thanks for coming by!

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  32. Sandy;

    Yeah...maybe...:)

    Thanks a lot!

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  33. Carina;

    You maybe right, who knows that (chuckle) she tried to control is what makes her aura definitely mythical?

    Thanks a lot!

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  34. Carlos;

    You are right!

    Thanks so much!

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  35. Patti;

    It made me wonder (he/she?)...is that what the smile means? thus coming out with a mysterious smile?

    Thanks dear!

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  36. TRavelling Rants;

    Yeah, maybe, they are people sick in the mind!

    Thanks so much for sharing ur thoughts!

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  37. Cassiopeia/Melanie;

    yeah, right!

    thanks Melanie, and have a nice day!

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  38. Anya;

    You paint? wow...wonderful..have u tried doing a portrait of u and Kareltje? I wish to see and have one for me! lols!

    Thanks dear! Meow Kareltje!

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  39. Sue;

    you must be right!

    thanks so much dear!

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  40. Lena;

    yeah, true, they are some kind of idiots!

    i've missed u truly here in my space and am glad u came..thanks dear!

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  41. Such a simple and lovely poem! :)
    And yeah, you're right about the monalisa portrait, that's just sad!

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  42. until now, lots and lots of studies / myths / facts are arising about Mona Lisa. we may never know.

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  43. Totomai;

    Yeah, you are right...

    Studies has not come to an end yet, and that's what makes it timeless, too!

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