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Mona Struggled with the complexities of modern life… Celebrate Leonard da Vinci’s most famous piece of art – being pulled, dragging and kicking into the 21st century, complete with ‘makeup’ – by sending her to your favourite art connoisseur.

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The Mona Lisa is probably one of the most recognised and parodied piece of art in existence. Having been meddled and messed around with all sorts of poses, it only seemed right that she
was given a modern gadget, ‘fashionable’ makeup and, left to her own devices in front of the ladies’ mirror. Her enigmatic pucker and uneven eyebrow, gives an air of slight confused confidence as she presses the button and hopes for the best. She’s guaranteed to raise a smile, or an eyebrow.

Leonardo da Vinci is believed to have lingered on the Mona Lisa for years, taking it with him when he moved to France – where he worked on it some more – and that it was probably left unfinished. Did he suffer from artist’s block? We’ll never know. His sketches, however, show his flair for invention – a submarine, parachute and helicopter have all been doodled. Perhaps he sketched the idea for the mobile phone on the back of some old parchment? That too, we’ll never know, but adding it with his painting is a great idea for a digital reworking.

This set of prints began with Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’. She was modernised with graphic tablet, and shortly after, the Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man and the Last Supper all followed suit. Many hours of digital painting and reworking later, and the series of images took a life of their own.

Card left blank inside.

All work is created with Adobe Photoshop and Wacom tablet.

Print Info:
Size: 150mm x 150mm.
Printed on: 350gsm semi-gloss card with a smooth matt inner.
Supplied with 100% recycled brown envelope, contained and protected in their own cellophane bags.
FSC logo on the back of our cards.
All of our greeting card stocks are FSC approved. When you see the FSC logo you can buy with confidence knowing that they are helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.