Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is one of the most famous works of art in the world, in part because of her enigmatic expression, which is alluring and aloof, and of course that smile.

She now resides in her own room in the Louvre Museum with a glass ceiling to let in natural light and a shatter-proof glass case. The painting probably began around 1503 in Florence, Italy, and the subject is thought to be Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine cloth merchant.

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