Students in Jarie’s art class cut a print of the most famous icon of art, DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, into 35 rectangles. Everyone picked out a random piece and looked at the small pieces carefully with magnifying glasses. They then used many layers of oil pastels to do their own interpretations of the piece. According to Jarie, they loved putting her together!
The Mona Lisa was painted more than 500 years ago. DaVinci used an art technique known as “sfumato” to achieve the blended layers of his work. Roeper students blended theirs with their fingers and more oil pastels. If you go visit her at The Louvre in Paris you will see she is much smaller than you would think!