Yo! This is one of those 'Mandela Effect' things, I guess.
The Mona Lisa is, as pretty much everbody knows, one of the most famous paintings in the world. And what is it that makes her so well-known? Who she is? Why DaVinci picked her? Nope, it's her smile that captivates people since centuries ago! Why is she smiling?
Wait, she's smiling?
That was the thought I had some time ago. Might have actually been a few years by now, but I always just shrugged it off. However, this thought has been bugging me a lot recently, and I thought this to be the perfect place to cut into this topic.
Because as far as I remember, the Mona Lisa never smiled.
It's not only a vague "I never thought she smiled", but the whole details around it. I remember that when I was a kid, the woman in the painting was actually famous for not smiling. Several kids' shows joked about this. I can recall an episode of that "Sabrina the teenage witch" cartoon where she's in a museum with her friends and hexes the paintings alive, including the Mona Lisa. There was a whole segment about them trying to cheer her up and make her laugh because she looked so sad.
I looked this up online and found several articles where it's hinted that Mona Lisa's smile is more or less prominent depending on how you look at the painting. But her face doesn't look at all how I remember it. I still see her not only not smiling, but actually looking rather disgruntled. Corners of her mouth pulled down and her eyes looking sad and all that. I grew up with jokes about the most famous painting in the world looking so utterly displeased, and then all of a sudden all these jokes turned into "why's she smirking, though?"
The weirdest thing was when I asked my mother how she remembered the Mona Lisa.
"The one on the original painting looked grim, but the new one is definitely smiling"
Does anybody else remember this?
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