Mona Lisa Images for a Modern World

Robert A. Baron
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      Contents:   List of
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I.     Monalisiana    
  A.   Introduction   XX
  B.   A Decaying Tradition   XX
  C.   Mona Lisa Kitsch as Symbolic form   XX
  D.   Narrative Brought to the Mona Lisa   XX
  E.   Imitating Leonardo   XX
  F.   Mona Lisa Wrapped in a Mantle of Fable   XX
  G.   Mona Lisa as Personal Symbol   XX
  H.   Mona Joins the Middle Class   XX
  I.   Mona and Mythology:
Commerce, Politics and Sexual Metaphor
  XX
  J.   Mona Lisa as Emblem of Power and Style   XX
  K.   Analysis    
II.     Analysis of Sources   XX
III.     List of Monalisiana Images    
IV.     Mona Lisa Links Page    
V.     Readers' Comments    
VI.     Notes & Quotes    
VII.     Teacher's Guide    

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Key Monalisiana Works in Order Presented:

Introduction   Mona as Toast
A Decaying Tradition   36 modern variants on the Mona Lisa theme
Mona Lisa Kitsch as Symbolic form   Charles Addams Postcard
Merle Nacht illus for NYTimes
Quince Can Lid
Liquor Miniatures
Narrative Brought to the Mona Lisa   Mona Lisa Cookie Jar
Wrapping paper
Twelve-image sequence
Mona flipbook
Imitating Leonardo   The real Mona
Jigsaw puzzle
Mona Lisa made of 1,426 slices of burnt toast
Mona Lisa in Pasta
Hologram Magnetic Puzzle
Advertisement for Savin Copiers
Advertisement for FujiFilm digital camera
Mona Lisa Wrapped in a Mantle of Fable   Gary Larson: Far Side Gallery: 3
Mona Gorilla
Mona Lisamouse
Rabbit-Mona by Sylvia Long
Jim Henson: Mona Pigga
Salvador Dali as the Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa as Personal Symbol   Mona Lisa Neckties
Mona Lisa Socks
Wristwatch
Dali's Persistence of Memory as the Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa Wall Clock
Pin by J. Fred Woell
Mona Umbrella
Mona Joins the Middle Class   Mona in Hair Curlers
Mona with Braces
Mona and flatulence
Vinyl shower-curtain
Eau de Toilette by Ritornelle
Beaded curtain from Dharma & Greg
Mona and Mythology   Mona Lisa Bathing Suit
Mona Lisa as Botticelli's Venus
"Let's Do Lunch"
"A true work of art never ages"
Hilary Rodham Clinton as the Mona Lisa
Monica Lewinski as the Mona Lisa (1)
Monica Lewinski as the Mona Lisa (2)
My Favorite Masterpiece
Tha Gurk Clan
Man Carrying Mona Cutout
Ennio Marchetto as the Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa as Emblem of Power and Style   Scene from The Freshman
Andy Warhol's Mona Lisas
Analysis   [No Illustrations]
Analysis of Sources   Marcel Duchamp's L.H.O.O.Q.
F. Picabia after Duchamp's LHOOQ
Adv. for Hoving's Art for Dummies
Dali as the Mona Lisa
Lillian Schwartz. Mona Lisa/Leonardo Composite
Lillian Schwartz. Morphed Mona
Mona Laugh Sequence
Advertisement for Gateway Computers
Study Page: Painting the Mona Lisa   Waxworks Museum: Mona Lisa Posing
Frank and Ernest cartoon
Unidentified Cartoons and Images
Aimée Brune-Pages. Leonardo Painting the Mona Lisa. 1845
Advertisement for "Verilux UV Filtered Fluorescent Lamps."
Image Narrative and the Mona Lisa   C'mon Mona, Smile!, A flip book by Fliptomania.
Stolen Painting Alert   Painting by Charlie Hall, Mona Laughter 1990.:
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Pregnant Mona Lisa
  Alfred Gescheidt,"Mona Lisa Revisited" 1991
Japanese Advertisement (and detail), said to be for artists' colors, with Mona Lisa. Probably to be attributed to Morimura Yasumasa.
Morimura Yasumasa. Three Mona Lisas from the series, "Self Portrait as Art History."
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Mona Lisa Book Covers
  Ten book covers that illustrate some of the range and variety found in this genre.
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Mona Lisa Pillow Sham
  A pillow sham that depicts Mona from the front and rear. Its relationship to sleep and dream.
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Mona Lisa on the Street
  Ubiquitous Mona: An ad hoc collection of Mona Images placed in public spaces. Readers are invited to send in images they've discovered.
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The Digital Mona Lisa
  A survey of the development of image digitization where the Mona Lisa is used as the universal metaphor of all images.
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Mona Lisa in
Rubber Stamp Art


 
Triumph of the Public Domain: As a rubber stamp, the Mona Lisa image is available to anyone who may wish to use or adapt it it. The web-site of a rubber stamp designer shows examples of how the image has been employed.

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