Great Moments in Art (Part I)


To begin our occasional series of great artworks: Leonardo Da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa in 1503, during the
Italian Renaissance and, according to Vasari, “after he had lingered
over it four years, left it unfinished….” Rick Meyerowitz began drawing Mona Gorilla in January 1971 and finished it a few days later. To date it is the quintessential example of simian expressionism of the modern era.
Can you cite any other images of similar gravitas?
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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