The Mona Lisa Smile
- holmertz (62410)
- [2016-10-20 4:25]
This is an amusing photo, partly because of the mysterious message. What does "mile" mean in this case? ;-) I like that the people on the moving sidewalk all play their part, unknowingly, in the composition, especially the man checking his phone against the white part of the poster. When I saw the Mona Lisa in the Lovre I got a feeling that this famous portrait has left the art of world and almost become kitsch, because her room is always so totally crowded that hardly anybody can actually watch the painting. Just outside there were several other Leonardo paintings, basically just as good, and nobody cared. When I saw Leonardo's almost equally famous Lady with an Ermine in Krakow, Poland, I was alone, except for a guard, and could study the painting quite closely.
- papagolf21 (115033)
- [2016-10-20 5:20]
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
Une note très intéressante qui accompagne parfaitement les deux prises de vue.
Je regrette de ne pas pouvoir maîtriser la langue anglaise, la lecture des livres m'aurait intéressé.
- lousat (100952)
- [2016-10-20 7:40]
Hi Bulent,very original capture,i like the moving effect of the people in the long time of exposure in front of this Monnalisa,and i like a lot the WS with your wife too,good ideas for a lovely shot,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- Sergiom (93403)
- [2016-10-20 7:44]
Il fallait le voir et ensuite bien le mettre en image et ensuite raconter une petite histoire. Un beau moment de la vie quotidienne dans les transports en commun.
- Noel_Byrne (33764)
- [2016-10-20 8:32]
Once upon a time this iconic portrait would have set the masses aghast, today I don't think so much. As you say so many visit the museum just to see the painting. I wonder what the average time spent admiring it is? I wonder how many people may see it so they can say they see it! The man on the path is an apt example, head buried in the phone paying no attention to one of the most iconic ever paintings just inches away. I think today so much of what we see is not studied or admired, but it's just another part of a never endings scrolling wall and that's what artists must contend with now. The death of subtlety is upon us :)
Best wishes from Ireland
- alvaraalto (22990)
- [2016-10-20 13:17]
Attractive observation with Mona Lisa inspecting the end of the conveying belt. This scene needs the interaction of the smile and the passing people. You can see this in my opinion as you compare the both pictures of this post.
Excellent presentation with also a good educational info.
- Royaldevon (46946)
- [2016-10-21 1:09]
I read your notes with a smile on my face, though probably not as enigmatic as that shown in the portrait, for I had noticed the 'Mile, On' and connected it with the people moving along the escalator.
Though the Mona Lisa is the focal image, she is closely followed by the central passenger who is nicely highlighted by the poster and creates the narrative. Is he photographing the poster, is he referencing the poster, is he secretly photographing the guy behind him or is he just boringly reading a text message?
Have a good day,
- jhm (164886)
- [2016-10-21 4:47]
You took a picture of your big favorite, the Mona Lisa.
You know I am a fan of your pictures of the Lady.
Your picture a playing of the moment the S removed.
Composition and presentation are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
- Tue (47128)
- [2016-10-23 2:18]
A wonderful impression from the airport, where the Mona Lisa is smiling and looking at all the people passing by, who probably won't even notice her, because they are indeed looking at their mobile phones, what else can you do on such a moving sidewalk? I like the slight blur of the silhouettes too.
- kordinator (15447)
- [2016-10-24 6:33]
A fine view of Mona Lisa and the end of the conveying belt.
This scene needs the interaction of the smile and the passing people.
Fantastic photos in workshop, too.
Excellent educational info.
Modern yaşam geçmişin güzellikleri olmadan hiçbir şey ifade etmiyor.
- COSTANTINO (72838)
- [2016-10-25 22:41]
Hello dear Bulent and have a nice time
and a happy new day
classical photo of the most famous portrait
on the globe good idea dear friend
nice pov your notes are useful
- mcmtanyel (32706)
- [2016-10-29 20:48]
Selamlar Bülent Bey,
Actually I prefer the workshop photo with your wife on the people mover, in that photo you have two ladies that are centuries apart in environments that are centuries apart. However, I can see why you would make it the workshop photo, especially if you were going to point out that it was your wife that was in the frame.