Arts Everyday Living: What is Art?—Einstein and the Da Vinci Smile

I’ve reposting another blog with a quote of Einstein.  Does she remind you a bit of a Mona Lisa.

 

WHAT IS ART?

EINSTEIN & THE DA VINCI SMILE

 

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.

Albert Einstein

Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, Female Head, 2nd half of 15th century, charcoal, red chalk, white lead on paper, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Imagine if Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) had lived at the same time? Two geniuses who understood the critical role of both the arts and science in the progress of civilization. Does the smile of the unknown woman of Leonardo’s Female Head remind you of Mona Lisa’s mysterious expression?

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503-07, oil on poplar, The Louvre, Paris

 

To learn more about Einstein and art, click:

What is Art? The Eternal Question—Einstein and Van Gogh

 

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

Discover the art of creative seeing with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!

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