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105. Mona Lisa


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WINNER! – Best Overall (Child)

Hi, I am the one and only Leonardo Da Vinci. I tried to paint Mona Lisa but she would not smile. I had to ask a lot of jesters to try and make her laugh. But none of them could make her smile. The next day I drew the background. Then I drew her body and face. But I was stuck on her smile! I asked some comedians if they could tell some jokes to make her laugh or smile. I was very frustrated and almost gave up.

I decided that I would finish the painting with my own interpretation of what her smile would look like. If she did not want to smile I would make a smile up for her. What you see here is what I came up with and is the original version of my famous painting, Mona Lisa. Everyone was so shocked and scared by her smile that I was forced to change it and what you see now in museums is really my second painting of her.

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