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Numismatics is an area of great artistic potential. The Mint of Poland appreciates arts, and thus oen focuses its attention on painting. This time we would like to introduce a consecutive commemorative coin from the series “Renaissance Masterpieces” dedicated to the most famous painting of all time – “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci.
Perfect harmony, subtle gradation of shadowing and tone, restrained coloring and smoothness of surface come together on the most famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. The pinnacle of his painterly technique is the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo, wife of a Florentine merchant, widely-known as the “Mona Lisa”. The genteel woman depicted in an unadorned dress against the dramatic landscape background is famous for her faint, elusive smile. Lisa is pictured as a virtuous woman and a faithful wife via the gesture of her hands. The painting is extravagantly large, what can be seen as a sign of social aspiration of the Giocondo family.
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