Mona Lisa's no limits gaze
Hieratic, touched, dramatic ... but also, one might say, imploring, enigmatic, tragic, ironic ... Monna Lisa's gaze has always expressed what we all wanted and, if necessary, desired, destined to the use of any form of creativity ...
It is surely a look that, in capturing countless other glances, has projected itself beyond every imaginable limit. And the Louvre, which is its legitimate guardian, has always done everything to enhance its intensity and fame ... An expressive intensity, it must be said, that the subtle brush stroke of a genius, Leonardo da Vinci, he has realistically rendered in every minimal its anatomical part.
And, of course, the technique of oil has made the transparencies of an eye that can formally be renaissance and whose gaze harmoniously merges with the passage, also "beyond all limits" in its extension, even more fluid. Today we discuss whether it is appropriate to restore the Gioconda ... I believe that no one will ever remove that age-old patina of dirt, which in any case is there to strengthen the mystery, because nobody has ever dared to take something from the famous lady. If anything, it has always been intended to add "matter", so that this look can continue to talk to us endless times.
By Feliciano Marotta, art teacher