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Lesser-Known Facts About Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"

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The painting is believed to be commissioned by Francesco del Giocondo for his wife Lisa Gherardini

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Vinci could not complete the portrait (died in 1519). The completion task went on to his assistant.

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The painting weighs around 18 pounds and measures 30 inches in length. 

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Mona Lisa's smile fetches debate, Neurologists believe it changes according to the focus of spectators.

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Mona Lisa is the first mass art icon that set a fashion trend. 

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The French Emperor Napoleon had this painting in his bedroom for four years.  

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Mona Lisa has got a huge admiration since it was put on its first public display in 1815.

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In 1852 an artist Luc Maspero committed suicide as he "grappled with her smile".  

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One of the ardent fans also shot himself in front of it. 

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The lack of eyebrows in the painting sparked debates.

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The painting has withstood some attacks as well. Eventually, Mona Lisa got bulletproof glass around. 

Mona Lisa's estimated worth is around $2.5 Billion! 

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Currently, this timeless beauty hangs in Louvre's Grand Gallery in a climate-controlled surrounding. 

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