Mona Lisa – Masterpiece Minted in Fine Silver!
This coin opens a new series that is called «World’s Greatest Artists». The subject of the given series are the artists who changed the notion of beauty and harmony. Exactly this coin is dedicated to one of the most influential artists in history – Leonardo Da Vinci.
First of all, let’s dive into the world of art history. Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist of the Renaissance period. Today, no name better seems to symbolize the Renaissance age than Leonardo da Vinci. He contributed his unique genius to virtually everything he touched – it concerns not only art but also science. Known not only as an artist but also as an inventor, da Vinci left a great heritage of his diaries with sketches, schemes, and research in different spheres. One of such inventions, the sfumato technique, was used in «Mona Lisa». With sfumato, the contours of the image are softened by adding a delicate haze.
On the coin, we can see the depiction of his most well-known and replicated work – Mona Lisa. Even to the present day "Mona Lisa" is considered to be in the list of the greatest paintings of all time by art enthusiasts around the globe. Her image constantly appears on different items, starting from T-Shirts, bags and ending with refrigerator magnets and other souvenirs. It shows that Leonardo’s paintings and drawings are immortalized and they still remain at the forefront of people’s hearts and minds centuries after his death.
As for the design, the reverse of the coin features a high relief profile of Leonardo Da Vinci over a wonderfully colored background with a beautiful reproduction of his iconic work – "Mona Lisa". The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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