Mona Lisa I (Full Body) Ver. II #11
Acrylic on Canvas
34" x 26"
Peter Max pays tribute to the most famous of art icons, Leonardo daVinci's Mona Lisa. Perhaps the most recognizable female face in Western culture and the most renowned portrait of all time; she has become a goddess of enigma and enchantment, a powerful symbol of feminine mystique.
Peter Max reveres the Mona Lisa and its ability to both endure and transcend its period of origin. Max has honored the masterpiece through the years in a series of painting studies. In 'Mona Lisa I,' the artist utilizes a range of colors, blends, contrast and brushwork to add dimension to the iconic image, call attention to her beauty and guide the viewer to see her anew.