TIL The Mona Lisa was stolen from The Louvre in 1911

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  1. Phantom Limb:
    Rembrandt van Rijn – a hundred fifty years ago, Delacroix said of Rembrandt that his works would be held higher than those of Raphael. His blasphemous prophecy came true within fifty years, and this one could be yours for the pittance of 10 million, American.

    No, I want the Mona Lisa.

    Phantom Limb:
    Look, the Mona Lisa’s not a better painting, it’s merely a more famous one, and it was made more famous because it was stolen. And this was stolen, so…

    What about her, ah, famous smile?

    Phantom Limb:
    Whatever. She looks like a horse! It’s – it’s tiny, you know? Th-the thing is like this big.


    Phantom Limb:
    Yes, really. So this is cheaper. By the… by the foot.

  2. Never understood why people love that painting so much. Most overrated piece of art ever.

    At least the Last Supper was important for its use of one point perspective. So many other important pieces of work out there.

  3. Yeah. It’s a relatively known fact in Italy: guy who stole it was Italian and admittedly wanted to bring it back where it belonged.

    Fascinating story in itself. Google “Vincenzo Peruggia”.

  4. It’s small, in a protective case so you can’t get close, the line is long & moves fast so you barely have time to see it – but it’s truly unique beauty, charisma & mystery are totally worth seeing it in person

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