The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

Update: 2023-02-134
Share

Description

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world. 500 years old and just 77x53cm in size, it is kept behind bulletproof glass in the Louvre museum in Paris, where it draws 10 million visitors a year. But how did a small portrait find global fame? Who is the woman in the painting, and why is the world so intrigued by her smile?

This is a Short History Of the Mona Lisa.

Written by Nicola Rayner. With thanks to Donald Sassoon, historian and the author of Mona Lisa: The History of the World’s Most Famous Painting.

For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Comments 
loading
In Channel
Dr David Livingstone

Dr David Livingstone

2024-07-0754:11

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

2024-06-3055:21

The Dambusters

The Dambusters

2024-06-1658:11

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

2024-06-0958:03

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

2024-06-0254:56

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

2024-05-2601:02:42

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

2024-05-1958:06

Polynesian Exploration

Polynesian Exploration

2024-05-0548:52

The Korean War

The Korean War

2024-04-2853:24

Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

2024-04-2157:20

The Aztecs

The Aztecs

2024-04-0754:32

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

2024-03-1855:43

St Patrick (Repeat)

St Patrick (Repeat)

2024-03-1748:16

loading
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

NOISER