The truth about the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is an extremely well known painting. What most people don’t know is that it is a relatively small painting that would probably receive very little attention from visitors of the Louvre if it weren’t the Mona Lisa. I’m not an art expert by any means but it seems to me that there are dozens of more impressive pieces of artwork in the Louvre than the Mona Lisa. The most interesting thing about the Mona Lisa to me is watching the non-stop flow of people crowding around the painting with their cameras and phones out, trying to get a picture. I would say how silly it is to do that, but I did the same thing during my first visit to the Louvre, so I’m not one to judge.

Crowd of people around the Mona Lisa