- Title: Mona Lisa takes back its corner of the Louvre after renovation
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - AUGUST 1, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MONA LISA INSIDE ROOM WHERE IT WAS TEMPORARILY LOCATED PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 25, 2018) (REUTERS) MONA LISA IN ORIGINAL ROOM, WHEN IT WAS STILL PAINTED YELLOW
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 10:40
- Keywords: Louvre Mona Lisa Da Vinci Renaissance exhibition
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA002B08LPI1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The "Mona Lisa" returned to its original room on Monday (October 7) at the Louvre Museum after two months of renovations in the hall where other Renaissance paintings are displayed.
On July 16, officials had moved the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, known in Italian as "La Gioconda", to another gallery, causing tourists to flock around it and take their time snapping photos. It led to a severe visitor jam, forcing the museum to prioritise those who had bought tickets online.
The portrait, considered by many as the world's most famous artwork, was likely painted in Florence between 1503 and 1506, and believed to be modelled after Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo.
The Mona Lisa will also be highlighted, as the Louvre Museum prepares to open a grand exhibition later in October to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci's death. The painting will remain in its spot, however, and will not be part of the special exhibition.
(Production: Martin Esposito, Michaela Cabrera)
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