The MoodyLazer Ironic Beam 

Ironical Mona Lisa radiography

 

1974-2004

photographic technique 100x75x5 cm (LED internally lit)

Dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci

 

 

 

 

 

Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ is acclaimed as the best known, most visited, most written
about, most sung about, most parodied work of art in the world. The ambiguitymona galleryof the subject's expression, frequently described as enigmatic, the subtle modelling
of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed
to the continuing fascination and study of the work. Mona Lisa’s smile is the most
discussed and debated element, because of its wry and ironic nature.

More than being simply IRONic, here it is covered by an iron beam (in the meaning
of smile, too).

It is an x-rayed ‘Moody Lisa’, though still enigmatic, giving us a laser-sharp look.
Associations of meaning, puns, interpretations of texts: all in an image, which –
elegantly and delicately – puts these elements in front of us with those eyes that
stare, watching us, still bringing us the mystery that centuries of history have kept