Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Squared

Evoking mystery, enigma and beauty, the Mona Lisa is widely accepted as the world’s most famous painting. Thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, created around 1503, Leonardo Da Vinci offers a delicate and detailed portrayal of his patron’s wife.

  • Mona LisaEvoking mystery, enigma and beauty, the Mona Lisa is widely accepted as the world’s most famous painting. Thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, created around 1503, Leonardo Da Vinci offers a delicate and detailed portrayal of his patron’s wife. Some liken the style and structure to his many other depictions of the Virgin Mary. Currently at home in The Louvre Museum in Paris, Da Vinci’s most loved artwork is a testament to his unending artistic talent, his clever observation and his delicate handling of his subject. A true master at his best.

    The Art Squared collection simply would not be complete without an example of the work of this prolific painter. The tones and hues of this warm, glowing painting are captured in this modern, abstracted print, only using 35 simple squares to pay tribute to the beautiful palette of this much loved artist. From a distance, this print will seem very familiar and yet, up close, the textured archival paper saturated in deep, earthy tones has a completely different and contemporary quality.

    Find out more about our Art Squared collection 

  • Dimensions

    Width: 420mm (16.5”). Height: 588mm (23.1”).

    Medium

    Giclée print with pigment inks.

    Substrate

    100% cotton, mould-made, 225gsm matt-finish archival paper. 

     

  • Please select the 'Framed' option above.

    Prints are framed professionally, to order, by a Guild Commended Framer using archival-quality materials and usually ship within 7 working days.

    We have chosen a simple wooden frame with a modern, black finish and the framed print is sealed at the back to prevent dust from entering. D-ring attachments and hanging cord are also fitted, so your print will arrive ready to hang.

    High-quality acrylic is used in place of glass for all shipped orders. It is visibly identical, but should not be cleaned or polished with abrasives.

    The price shown on this page includes shipping anywhere in the world, so no additional charge will be added at checkout. We package framed prints carefully to protect them from damage during shipping. Once shipped, we will send you a tracking number.

    The overall dimensions of the frame are: Width = 450mm, Height = 618mm, Depth = 24mm. The frame itself is 22mm wide all around.

  • For a limited time, shipping to all destinations is free.

    We take great care with packaging to help ensure that your print reaches you in excellent condition. Unframed prints are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in thick-walled tubes with secured end caps.

    We ship worldwide. Depending on the destination, orders for multiple prints may arrive in multiple packages.

    UK orders are usually delivered within two working days. International orders are normally delivered within 5–10 working days.


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

The Art Squared Collection

The idea for Art Squared first came to me back when I was studying art history. Even though I loved classical paintings, I preferred a more modern aesthetic. And while decorating my home, I found that hanging copies of some of the old classics didn’t really work alongside contemporary décor. So I began to wonder if there was a way to capture some of what I loved about these works and render it in a modern form.

The result is Art Squared. The process is one of careful and deliberate abstraction to a grid of five by seven squares that seeks to capture the colours of the original work along with something of the composition. It is not a case of simply pixellating old paintings – which gives a crude result full of meaningless browns and greys – but rather a precise reframing and recolouring in order to create pleasing compositions that work on their own, irrespective of whether a viewer knows anything about the paintings on which they are based.

So, in making these prints, I didn’t feel burdened by the need to represent the original paintings too closely. I wanted to produce something new, albeit strongly inspired by art that’s old, familiar and loved.

Peter Dean, London, 2018

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