The Thefts of the Mona Lisa | SHEPPY DOG FUND LECTURE

Event Type Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture , Educational Lectures , Member Events & Activities , Book Discussions , Adults , Free Programs , Late Nights , Lectures
Date calendar  Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time clock  2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Location FIA Theater

FREE Admission | Dr. Noah Charney, Guest Lecturer


Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait, the Mona Lisa, is without doubt the world’s most famous painting. It achieved its fame not only because it is a remarkable example of Renaissance portraiture, created by an acclaimed artistic and scientific genius, but because of its criminal history. The Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 by an Italian man that was under the mistaken belief that the Mona Lisa had been stolen during the Napoleonic era, and he wished to take back for Italy one of his country’s greatest treasures. His successful theft of the painting from the Louvre, the farcical manhunt that followed, and the subsequent trial in Florence were highly publicized, sparking international media attention, and catapulting an already admired painting into stratospheric heights of fame. Charney’s lecture reveals the art and criminal history of the Mona Lisa.

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