In the course of his life, Leonardo da Vinci produced several portraits. At the height of his fame, at the age of 48, he began with the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. She was the wife of the Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, the commissioner of the painting “Mona Lisa”. She was also called “la Gioconda”, a feminisation of her husband’s name. This painting became a challenge for Leonardo, who wanted to give the Mona Lisa a meaning for life. Painted life-size, the Mona Lisa seems to be the most faithful representation of his quest for her creator. Leonardo da Vinci never handed over the Mona Lisa portrait to Francesco del Giocondo, but kept it close to him until his death, constantly perfecting it.
In cooperation between the Grand Palais Paris and the Musée du Louvre, a high-resolution gigapixel of the Mona Lisa and immersive video footage with background information on the world’s most famous painting were created in the course of an exhibition in 2022, which can now also be seen in Ars Electronica Deep Space 8K. View the portrait that has always been synonymous with beauty in high-resolution detail – on Deep Space’s 16-by-9-metre presentation surface. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get closer to the painting than ever before!
Co-production by the Grand Palais Immersif (a subsidiary of the Rmn – Grand Palais) and the Musée du Louvre