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Why is the painting "mona lisa" so praised?
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People in my country put the "mona lisa" in a museum and value it for millions of dollars. Why are people so fascinated with a picture of a frumpy, plain lady? What makes this painting worth all the hype it's gotten over the years?
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Isn't it actually a painting of a gay, feminine-looking, young lad?
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the answer is: they aren't. it's just a reminder that people don't really think about things or question what they're told to me.
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I agree

Art is a subjective medium, but you can get these successful art pieces that are considered "amazing art" just because some pretentious art critic says they are. Then sheople fall in line and blart "ooh, yaaaaasss!" just to be in the loop.

Not to say that The Mona Lisa isn't potentially worthy of praise. Some people will see it as enigmatic and beautiful while others just see a "frumpy, plain lady", and both interpretations are equally valid.
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Its a mystery.
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"The subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic,[3] the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.[4]"

^direct from wikipedia
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I thought it was because it got stolen at some point.
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mona lisa is ugly
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