The Mona Lisa is Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting. In fact, ‘she’ is the most famous painting in the world. She is even considered to be the most famous work of art in the world. Why do you think she’s become so famous? Do you think the original painting has been enhanced or diminished by this change in status? Explain how. (50 points) Please note that your paper must be entirely original – though you will likely use sources, you will credit those sources. Any plagiarism will be reported to the Dean for disciplinary action.
Assembling together passages from web pages or books, cutting and pasting together a paper from other people’s sources or writings is plagiarism and will be punished as such, even if you footnote those sources. Remember that less-than-graceful writing will count strongly against you, as will misspellings and typos and other signs of carelessness. Proofread. It helps to have someone read over your “final” version before you submit it. You’d be amazed at what you miss. This essay should start with a brief description of the artwork, in which you display your knowledge of vocabulary and concepts learned in this semester where appropriate.