The Mona Lisa effect is known for the eyes in a portrait seem to follow the viewer as they move back and forth.
While it is hard to make it to the Louvre to see the original Mona Lisa, or any museum during this pandemic, you can see the effect in my portraits. This ability appears naturally when I paint a portrait of my client’s pets and of people too.
Calico | Acrylic On Canvas | 10″ x 10″ x 1.5″ | by Sandra Mucha
It just so happens, I am also known for using a sing-song cue when I had my elementary after school art lessons. I would say “Mona”..and they responded “Lisa” . The best was surprising my students at the end of the year dressed as her. ..For a different Mona Lisa effect.
Stay tuned.. Students of my online virtual art share can catch a visit from the lady with the mysterious smile.