In this file photo taken on June 17, 2009 people take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP / LOIC VENANCE
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The "Mona Lisa," Da Vinci's masterpiece that has spent nearly all of the past 500 years in Paris, could soon embark on a rare tour of France, the country's culture minister said Thursday.The painting, whose mysterious smile has long captivated artists and admirers, draws millions of people to the Louvre each year. But it has rarely ventured outside the museum's walls, with officials citing concerns for the fragility and security of the painting, which was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, resurfacing only two years later in Florence.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE