Why is advanced technology always in everyone’s vision of the future?Most people think that this belief originated during the Renaissance.(The Dark) The renaissance was a festive celebration that gave people hope, and pushed for technology; today the idea has encouraged people to test the very limits of what is possible. Who encouraged this renaissance the most? Well, many people say it was Leonardo da Vinci; specifically his painting, the Mona Lisa. The most attention-grabbing detail of the painting is her smile.
The trick behind Mona Lisa’s mysterious quality seems to allude to the fact that she looks like she’s smiling, until the person looks down at the mouth, and then it appears to frown. Leo’s greatest feat was the illusionary smile of the Mona Lisa, which he started working on in 1503 and continued laboring over until near his death 16 years later. Da Vinci dissected human faces, delineating the muscles that move the lips and combined that knowledge with the science of how the brain perceives emotions. The result was a masterpiece that invites and responds to human interactions, making Da Vinci a pioneer of interactive art, paving the way to virtual reality.
“When seen directly, soft layers of shading around the mouth make the expression appear neutral.” When viewed in peripheral vision, however, the same brush strokes merge and give the impression of a subtle smile. This optical illusion has puzzled people around the world for many years leading them to wonder how he got two expressions on one face. The world has long been captivated by Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the mystery behind the subject’s enigmatic expression.”The study, conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Freiburg, paired a black-and-white version of the Mona Lisa with eight manipulated versions of the image in which the angle of the mouth had been adjusted so that four looked sadder and the others happier.” (scientists) The copies and original were shown to participants at random, and the original painting was judged to be happy no less than 97 percent of the time. So the Mona Lisa appears to have been painted happy, but the angle changes when the person moves their eyes down, causing them to believe that she is neutral.