In How to Paint the Mona Lisa, Artist Adebanji Alade unlocks the secrets of the world’s most famous painting.
Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? What makes it so special? In How To Paint The Mona Lisa, artist Adebanji Alade, is unlocking the secrets of the world’s most iconic painting by taking on the challenge of creating a gallery-worthy replica.
As artist, teacher and Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Adebanji is an experienced practitioner. But in order to stay true to Leonardo’s original methods he’ll have to use techniques radically different to what he’s used to: painting onto a wooden panel rather than canvas, mixing his own paints and building up colour in painstakingly thin layers.