Is The Mona Lisa Only Famous Because It's Been Stolen?

Is The Mona Lisa Only Famous Because It's Been Stolen?

The Mona Lisa is arguably the most well-known piece of art of all time. And, sure, it's a good painting, but what makes it so much better than everything else? Leonardo da Vinci was a great master of art, but so was Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Raphael, and Botticelli, among others. Forget her sly smile—perhaps the reason the Mona Lisa gets so much praise is the fact that that painting has been stolen. Learn the skeptic's side by watching the video below.

Why Is The Mona Lisa So Famous?

It's certainly a good painting, but it's no better than the work by other masters.

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The Man Who Stole The Mona Lisa

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