The Mona Lisa Effect is when the eyes of a portrait appear to follow you as you walk in front of the painting.
Here is a little poem I wrote about Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece with the mysterious smile.
MONA LISA’S LOOKING
Mona Lisa’s looking, looking.
What does she see?
She’s looking at me!
I try to smile sweetly,
to work so discreetly.
It’s sometimes distracting –
But to work as the watched,
I’ve totally botched…
Maybe I’ll be brave, some of these days
and I’ll just return her gaze!
Here is a forty second video of Mona Lisa.
Oh my, it appears that about a year and a half ago, scientists proved that Mona Lisa no longer cares to look at us. Well, even if Mona Lisa isn’t watching us, the world is. As we strive to right the wrongs, may we make wise choices for the good of everyone.