Why is the Mona Lisa so famous?
Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the “Mona Lisa” is now the world’s most famous painting, largely due to the pioneering techniques he used while creating it. This fame was further elevated when Vincenzo Peruggia stole the painting in 1911, making international headlines. In the following decades, the painting was attacked, mocked, and pursued, and today is protected by a bulletproof, earthquake-safe case. Its longevity and status as a celebrity stand as a testament to the power of art.