Great Moments in Art (Part I)

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By: Steven Heller | January 26, 2010

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?

Mona Lisa