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'Mona Lisa Effect' Is Real But Doesn't Apply To Leonardo's Painting

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa -- Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting -- sometimes seem to follow viewers as they move around the artwork. The phenomenon is even called the "Mona Lisa effect" because of it. But a new study published in the journal i-Perception found that she's really "looking" to the right-hand side of her audience. "There is no doubt about the existence of the M...
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The Mona Lisa Does Not Have the 'Mona Lisa Effect,' Scientists Claim

The “Mona Lisa Effect” is a term used to describe the perception that the subject of an artwork’s eyes are following the viewer as they move. Scientists now say the actual Mona Lisa simply doesn’t have it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mona Lisa, Perception Is Reality, Mona Lisa Effect

What We’re Reading: January 7-11

A 911 misdial, automatic beer ordering, lava and water and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Out of beer?  This fridge will reorder for you. gfpeck/flickr/2009 Ooops, he dialed the wrong number (from space). Super Blood Wolf Moon–Game of Thrones episode or astronomical event? Being bored is good for you, according to science. Tips for avoiding scams and scammers. When Lava met Water–boom! Was the world’s oldest woman a fraud?  Some think so. Mo...
Tags: Radio, Mona Lisa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski

The Magical Gaze of 'Mona Lisa' Is a Myth

It's common knowledge that the woman in Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting seems to look back at observers, following them with her eyes no matter where they stand in the room. But this common knowledge, it turns out, is wrong. The eyes of the woman in the "Mona Lisa" don't follow viewers. A new study finds that the woman in the famed painting is actually looking out at an angle that's 15.4 degrees off to the observer's right -- well outside of the range that people n...
Tags: Science, Germany, Paris, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, Bielefeld University, Horstmann, Gernot Horstmann, Sebastian Loth

When Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire Were Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa (1911)

If you visit the Louvre today, you'll notice two phenomena in particular: the omnipresence of security, and the throng of visitors obscuring the Mona Lisa. If you'd visited just over a century ago, neither would have been the case. And if you happened to visit on August 22nd, 1911, you wouldn't have encountered Leonardo's famed portrait at all. That morning, writes Messy Nessy, "Parisian artist Louis Béroud, famous for painting and selling his copies of famous artworks, walked into the Louvre t...
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Researchers debunk myth about Mona Lisa's eyes

The famous moving gaze of the "Mona Lisa" has been challenged by researchers.
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Myth of Mona Lisa's magical gaze debunked

In science, the "Mona Lisa Effect" refers to the impression that the eyes of the person portrayed in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of the picture. Two researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University demonstrate that, ironically enough, this effect does not occur with Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous painting "Mona Lisa" - debunking a scientific legend. The researchers are presenting the results of their study ...
Tags: Science, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Bielefeld University, Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC

Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

More than 10m visited Paris museum, with interest boosted by music video filmed thereThe Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, broke all ticket office records last year with more than 10 million people viewing its Paris collection of fine arts and antiquities, boosted by foreign tourists and the interest in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video filmed there.The 10.2 million people who came to the museum in 2018 marked a 25% rise in visitors, beating the previous record of 9.7 million visitors in 20...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, New York, Beyonce, Jay-z, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Paris, Exhibitions, Louvre

James Bond and Oompa Loompas take slot players into different worlds at Southern California casinos

The chimes and clangs of slot machines greet all patrons on a casino floor, but it’s becoming more likely that they’ll hear some familiar pop culture references, too, whether it’s James Bond’s quippy one-liners or a chorus of Oompa Loompas dishing out sweets and bonuses. Pop culture slots are not new to the gaming world, but plenty of movies are getting new life not as Netflix reboots, but as high-tech slot machines with plenty of bells and whistles and video clips featured in the gameplay. The ...
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Does It Matter Whether Advice is Authentic?

For the last few years, I’ve been having an interest in Buddhist philosophy. The unique perspective on life often feels like it balances out some of the excesses of our achievement-driven self-improvement culture. Does that feeling change, however, if instead of being an ancient, Indian religion discovered by an ascetic named Gotama, it was instead came from Germany around 200 years ago? Or is mostly a repackaging of Western, Puritanical ideas? What if the person the religion is said to be based...
Tags: Germany, Jesus, Lifehacks, Mindset, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Buddhist, Mike, Gotama, Daoism

Art Plagiarism

This is the topic we are all interested in, but somehow can't know enough about it. What awoke our curiosity is how pop artists used Mona Lisa to create all these series of colorful pieces, yet that is not considered plagiarism. Up to which point can we use someone else's work as a reference for our own art piece and not be plagiators? Appropriation means borrowing, recycling, copying a piece of work to use it for a new creation. Appropriation as such has been a part of the tradition in visual a...
Tags: Design, Alabama, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Mona Lisa, Picasso, Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas, Marcel, Les Demoiselles, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Nina Petrov, Marcel Duchamp His Mona Lisa, Paul Giovanopoulos

New Video: Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz “Cocaine Fingertips”

Producer Apollo Brown and emcee Joell Ortiz released a joint project titled Mona Lisa two weeks back, which has been doing well on numerous streaming charts including No. 1 on Bandcamp’s bestseller list. Today, the duo is back with the first visual off the album for “Cocaine Fingertips.” ‘”Cocaine Fingertips’ called for a video as soon as it was recorded,” Brown tells HipHopDX. “It was completely visualized from the point the beat dropped. Joell went in super raw on this joint and gave you t...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Mona Lisa, Brown, Bandcamp, Joell Ortiz, Joell, Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – “Timberlan’d Up” Ft. Royce Da 5’9″

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz release the second single “Timberlan’d Up” featuring Royce Da 5’9″ off thier new collaborative project “Mona Lisa” set to drop on October 26th courtesy of Mello Music Group.
Tags: Jazz, Mona Lisa, Singles, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9

Traveling in the Age of Overtourism: 10 Ways Travelers Can Help

Accelerating tourism growth and the threat of overtourism are here to stay. This is our advice on how to travel better in the age of overtourism — tips and actions which will improve your travel experiences and also help to reduce pressure on the places you visit. Overtourism. This may mark your first encounter with the term describing how rapidly increasing tourist traffic in popular travel destinations immiserates both locals and travelers, but it won’t be your last. The look and feel of ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Bali, China, Berlin, India, Barcelona, Thailand, Prague, Philippines, Paris, Italy, Peru, Venice, Travel Tips, Haiti

Doctor diagnoses woman in 'Mona Lisa'

A doctor in Boston says the woman in the "Mona Lisa" portrait was suffering from an illness, possibly a serious thyroid condition.
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Was Mona Lisa's famous smile the result of this illness?

Mona Lisa may have the most famous smile in world history, but new research suggests there might have been a more serious reason for her facial expression in the Leonardo da Vinci painting.            [Author: Buzz60]
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The Mona Lisa decrypted

Summarized possible medical conditions visible in portrait of Lisa Gherardini, woman pictured in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and proposed his own interpretations.
Tags: Science, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Lisa Gherardini

"The 'Mona Lisa' moment is a sense of despair at the impossibly crowded... room devoted to the Mona Lisa... a scene of pure chaos..."

"... as tour groups jostle and throng and sometimes shove one another in hopes of getting close enough to snap a cellphone picture of the world’s most famous painting.... The Mona Lisa moment can be had in the galleries of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which has become so crowded that serious art lovers now avoid it...  The problem isn’t just crowds, or noise or distraction; it is the annihilation of one of the essential components for viewing art, which is extended individual contemplation.....
Tags: Travel, New York, Law, Fathers, Drawing, Museums, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Donald Trump, Paying Attention, Nuance, Mona Lisa, Farhad Manjoo, Ann Althouse, Lightweight Religion, Philip Kennicott

Over One Million People Have Seen The Met's ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Exhibit

Say what you will about The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2018 Costume Institute exhibit Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination — whether it be that The Met got the fashion part wrong, or that it focused too much on Western Catholicism — but its popularity is undeniable.Since opening on the first Monday in May, the exhibition has seen over one million visitors, making it the Costume Institute’s most attended show in history, The Met announced in a press release. It’s also The mus...
Tags: Fashion, Music, China, Catholic Church, Mona Lisa, University Of Southern California, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Sistine Chapel, The Met, Eugenie, Costume Institute, Manus x Machina, Treasures of Tutankhamun, Diane Winston, Catholic Imagination, Vatican Heavenly Bodies

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. Such teeny little artists!Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Biology, Bacteria, E Coli, Synthetic Biology, Mona Lisa

Apple Becomes the First $1 Trillion US Company in History

Apple became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. Reuters: The tech company's stock jumped 2.8 percent, bringing its gain to about 9 percent since Tuesday when it reported June-quarter results above expectations and said it bought back $20 billion of its own shares. "Apple's $1 tril...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Microsoft, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Standard Oil, The Washington Post, University Of Maryland, Mona Lisa, Reuters, Vinci, David Kass, Brad Stone

Beauty That’s Hidden in Plain Sight

I stand in the Louvre Museum along with a few hundred tourists. All of our necks are craned to see one of the most famous paintings in the world: the Mona Lisa. Dozens of mobile phones and cameras are lifted high in the air to capture Leonardo da Vinci’s treasured work, and behind the bulletproof glass, the Mona Lisa keeps smiling that famous yet subtle half-smile. (She’s been smiling like that for more than 500 years.) Like everyone else, I snap my obligatory photo of her small portrait. I tur...
Tags: Art, Inspiration, Iowa, Paris, Attention, Jesus, Masterpiece, Miracle, Worship, Busy, Mona Lisa, Cana, Leonardo da Vinci, Joneses, Louvre Museum, Elizabeth Barrett Browning


In the spirit of master artist Leonardo da Vinci, LELO’s ELISE vibe transformed me into the “Moaning Lisa:” The satisfied, half-cocked smile. The delicate positioning of my body. Unabashedly, I look straight at you with sated eyes. I’m naked, still smiling and might for hundreds of years, just like the recently discovered nude Mona Lisa by da Vinci. This Mona Lisa in the buff is believed to be part of a series of Mona Lisa paintings. I always suspected Mona Lisa was sassy! Receiving a new sex to...
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Some fascinating photography and dance at the Louvre...

... in this new Beyonce and Jay-Z video, which is called "Apeshit":There's lots of "Mona Lisa" in that video, but there's other Louvre art shown very well. Watch for "The Coronation of Napoleon" (beginning at 1:37 and then at 4:01). And the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and the museum's beautiful staircase make a stage set for lots of interesting dancing.I've got nothing to say about the music, because I don't listen to this kind of music enough to be able to hear it, let alone have an opinion,...
Tags: Art, Beyonce, Law, Jay-z, Marijuana, Metaphor, Dance, Liverpool, Museums, Apes, Jay, Nuclear War, Napoleon, Louvre, Mona Lisa, The Kinks

WATCH: Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s “Apes**t” Music Video

PUT SOME RESPECK ON THEIR NAMES!To coincide with the release of their surprise joint album Everything Is Love, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, collectively known as “The Carters,” have also dropped the official music video for the project’s lead single “APES**T.”Get to know the most prominent art works featured in Beyoncé & JAY-Z's #APESHIT music video. @vulture— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) June 17, 2018 In the video, The Carters take over the world-famo...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Music Videos, Jay-z, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jay, Mona Lisa, Carters, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, Everything Is Love, The Carters

The Paris Dream Trip (Part 5): What To Do

(This article is part 5 of 8 in The Paris Dream Trip) OK, so this is The Big One. You’ve planned the vacation, blocked out the time, found your lodging and worked out the transportation. But now, what exactly are you going to do? Coming up below: Introduction, Big Advice (AFHNTGTWUIYE), Monuments, Museums, Neighborhoods, Parks, Cemeteries, Entertainment. Introduction Remember, this series of articles is for the (relative) newcomer to the City of Light. Many of the Secrets of Paris articles ...
Tags: Travel, Entertainment, Activities, Museums, Paris, Visit, Eiffel Tower, Sightseeing, Neighborhoods, Louvre, Nightlife, Mona Lisa, Stade De France, Monuments, Don, Scott

This Woman Turned Herself Into the Mona Lisa Using Contouring, and We Can't Even Give Ourselves Cheekbones

A post shared by YUYAMIKA (@heyuhong7) on May 8, 2018 at 2:40pm PDT While we're over here struggling to fake our way to slightly more defined cheekbones, one woman is chiseling her way to an entirely new face. But not any old face; she's turned herself into the Mona Lisa, and the likeness is uncanny. The makeup enthusiast in question, who lists her name as Yuya Mika, is fairly new to Instagram but has wracked up views and followers through some incredible Leonardo da Vinci re-creati...
Tags: Makeup, Instagram, Beauty, Marilyn Monroe, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Contouring, Beauty Trends, Makeup Tutorials, Instagram Beauty Trends, Yuya Mika