Mona Lisa smile

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deja vu..."Mona lisa, mona lisa...."  I don't know why but I Googled the lyrics to Nat King Cole's 'Mona Lisa' recently.... the comments on Michigan Blogger Sara Lipnitz Active Rain Blog from her Florida admirers caught my attention...

" Sara,

You know I love reading your blog! That Mona Lisa smile won me over.. "


09/18/2006  by  Active Rainer Scott Daniels 

"Sara,

Forget Scott! I saw you first!"


09/18/2006  by Active Rainer William Seufert 


Sara Lipnitz and her Mona Lisa smileMy goodness...Sara does have a Mona Lisa smile....   a smile that  Wikipedia  describes as an "enigmatic smile". Sara have you run your photo through the Celebrity Look-alike thingamadoodle?* I don't know if they have a picture of Mona Lisa in their data base... whether they use art or just old photos but I see the resemblance.

Now I have to admit I am not well traveled.  I have never been to the Louvre, so maybe I am not the best judge....  but I played Masterpiece as a kid and I have been to Columbus Short North...and seen Columbus Ohio's mural version of the Mona Lisa smile.  

I prefer the Short North Gazette photo of Mona Lisa (if I were any kind of real blogger I'd have pictures of my own of the Short North Murals wouldn't I?) to the photos on the digital library at the OSU  Architecture Schools website... there's something about the blue porta potty at Mona Lisa's head in the OSU photos that bothers me... the link to the OSU  photos  being shared in the spirit of education... anyone visiting Columbus, don't miss the Short North Murals including the mural based on Leoanardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.'  All of the  murals  are a public treasure... or maybe they are a private treasure, owned by the Short North property owners the public gets an opportunity to appreciate the murals everyday.  

*If Michigander Sara Lipnitz would visit Columbus Ohio and pose with the Mona Lisa mural I would grab a camera....and take a photo or two... Darn  OSU play Michigan State at MSU this year*...   I believe Maureen F.  wrote in her Active Rain Blog that both Josh Plummer and Sara Lipnitz are Michigan State alumni.  It would have been kinda fun for Sara to visit Columbus and the Short North Mural.*

Columbus Short North's 'Mona Lisa' mural was originally painted in 1990 according to the Short North Gazette and got her most recent face lift in 2005.  Great info in the Short North Paper about how the Short North murals came to be. Sara Lipnitz would have been a mere child when the mural was painted.... 


The Mona Lisa.... Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece of a mysterious woman with a slight smile... ..Nat King Cole lyrics... "are you warm, are you real, mona lisa? Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art? Mona lisa, mona lisa." 

 

Compliments of Maureen McCabe - Real Living HER - Columbus & Central Ohio Homes - 614-388-8249

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Rainer
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Maureen, I have a feeling you will see Sara in Columbus sooner than you think...

I feel a road trip coming on. 

Sep 18, 2006 09:03 AM #1
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Maureen,

 Does Sara look like Mona Lisa in real life?

Maureen

Sep 18, 2006 10:15 AM #2
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Sara is much prettier than Mona Lisa.  Her hair is short now too, so the picture would be very different today. That was before she donated it all to Locks For Love a month or so ago.

She is also very vivacious, and you don't see her in the formal black suit with pearls most days.   

 

Sep 18, 2006 10:20 AM #3
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Yes Sara is much prettier than Mona Lisa but her picture reminds me of the famous portrait and the "enmigmatic smile."

The Mona Lisa is such an interesting painting ... so much fun to look at the background.  So much mystery about who she was... what's she smiling about... 

Sep 18, 2006 10:56 AM #4
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Maureen, now you've got me doing it to (getting off on a tangent and hearing songs).  I was about to start my comment post with "Sara's smile..." and as I started to write that, I began hearing Hall & Oate's "Sarah Smile" song in my head.  Stop that!

Anyway, Sara's smile does look kind of like the Mona Lisa's but friendlier.  That's great that Sara donated to Locks of Love.  I found out just yesterday that my niece has been growing her hair long for the same reason. They only accept 10" minimum  hair length, so she's letting it grow to her waist so when it's cut, she won't have really short hair.

Sep 18, 2006 11:18 AM #5
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Sara smiles showing teeth... I remember something about virtuous women not showing teeth back in Leonardo's day... not a lot of photos with toothy grins... modern dentristy might have a lot to do with that.

That is something to donate your hair...  both Sara and your niece. 

Sep 18, 2006 11:29 AM #6
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Maureen M… WOW, a blog all of my own.  I’ve spent the entire day chasing my tail.  I couldn’t wait to get a spare minute to thank you properly for the “box”. 

 

After looking at the photo I would have to agree that I do look somewhat like Mona Lisa.  How funny.   You’d be on the floor laughing if you saw me today.  Tank top, jean jacket, and camouflage gaucho pants…. A very far departure from the suit and pearls.  The hair is indeed gone.  I gave 15 inches about 2 months ago.  The photo I use for my AR profile was taken just about 8 months ago when I was still growing the hair out.  Hence the Mona Lisa look! 

 

Gosh, I may need to plan a pilgrimage to your area to meet you officially.  I suspect that Maureen F. would be up for it. 

Again, thank you for the post.  You are officially my “M&M” because to me, you’re as sweet as candy!

 

Sep 18, 2006 04:49 PM #7
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You are welcome...  It seems Scott in Florida   has a trademark on your Mona Lisa smile!!! Or on referring to your Mona Lisa smile??  

;-)

Sep 19, 2006 01:43 PM #8
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Shouldn't I get that trademark??

Sep 19, 2006 10:40 PM #9
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Every time I see Sara's picture I want to break out into song in my best Nat King Cole voice.

That smile could move armies. 

Sep 20, 2006 09:36 AM #10
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"are you warm, are you real, mona lisa? Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art? Mona lisa, mona lisa." 

I love Nat King Cole but 'Mona lisa'  was a song I could take or leave... not now... Now it will always remind me of Sara Lipnitz...

Sara Lipnitz, Sara Lipnitz.... same number of syllables.  

 

Sep 20, 2006 10:47 AM #11
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Updating blogs?!  This one lives on.  Got a message about the update in my inbox.  Bring back Mona Lisa!
Apr 15, 2007 09:30 AM #12
Rainmaker
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updatings or deleting tags.  I think she ought to come back too.
Apr 15, 2007 10:42 AM #13
Rainer
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I'm the "eye in the sky".... always looking, not making many remarks.  It's possible that "Mona Lisa" can be pushed out of hiding.
Apr 15, 2007 10:48 AM #14
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come back Mona Lisa!
Apr 15, 2007 11:07 AM #15
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