Day of Art - June 2, 2020

Zohar Ford '23

Zohar Ford ’23
Sculpture Class
Instructor: Jennifer Sturgill
Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa, 1504
Oil on poplar panel

Recreation by Zohar Ford
"I chose the Mona Lisa because it was the Mona Lisa. It's so iconic and one of the most recreated pieces of art. Whether it's through more goofy mediums like pasta sauce, or people testing their own artistic prowess by trying to recreate the piece. I've always been interested in it because of the small smirk, the earthen tones, and the distinct lack of eyebrows. It's a beautiful piece to look at while simultaneously being very terrifying. In a way, her eyes follow you wherever you go. It's almost as if she can see you just as much as you can see her. Recreating it I felt one of many, one in the collective of people who attempted to bring new life to the masterpiece by Leonardo. Now I know it couldn't possibly be recreated by just some kid with a towel on his head. However, it was a lot of fun to try and mimic the masterpiece and I hope you enjoy it."
    • Zohar Ford '23, Recreation of DaVinci's Mona Lisa, Sculpture Class, 2020

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