Diamond painting, painting of Monalisa: The true story
Posted April 08, 2019 16:16:30Diamond paintings by artist Monalisas Monalissa have been hailed as the ultimate “dream come true”.
The former Australian of the Year, who was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, has now won the title of the world’s greatest painting of the 20th century.
The work of Mona Lisa, whose death in 1887 shocked the world, was commissioned by the British painter and artist Sir George Campbell, who died in 1996.
Monalisa, who is believed to have been born in 1857, is said to have won the prize after she painted a portrait of her on canvas.
But a series of legal disputes between the two men has caused her to become a symbol of inequality and colonialism in Australia, and the painting of a portrait on canvas is regarded as a breach of copyright.
In 2004, the British artist and philanthropist Sir Richard Burton won the same honour after painting a portrait he commissioned of Monalia.
The painting of Ms Monalises portrait was exhibited in Australia for the first time in 2002.
“The Monalise painting is a stunning example of a truly exceptional art form,” Ms Monasas said in a statement.
“It was commissioned for the Royal Academy of Arts in 1901 and was commissioned after her death and in memory of her.”
The artist, who now lives in London, is now celebrating her 70th birthday.
“I am very happy and excited to celebrate my 70th, and I know it is going to be a special one for my family and friends,” she said.
“We are very much looking forward to spending a lovely, long life together.”
She added that the painting would be displayed at the Royal College of Art in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“She has given so much to art, art history and all the art world.
I hope it will inspire and inform others,” Ms Macarthur said.
The Monasises painting was commissioned in 1901.
The museum in London was given permission to display the painting in 2001, but in 2004 a dispute between Sir Richard and Mr Burton, who had donated the painting, led to the painting being returned to the artist.
“To me, the painting is not a piece of art.
It’s not a painting for the gallery,” Mr Burton said in 2003.”
When we took it back, the trustees had a very strong objection and said it’s no longer suitable for the museum, but I said, ‘No, it’s wonderful, it really does have a meaning and it is worth the money, it is beautiful’.”
Ms Macarreth said she hoped the painting was displayed in the museum.
Topics:arts-and-entertainment,human-interest,collections,history,art,australiaFirst posted April 07, 2019 13:20:47Contact Sarah TaylorMore stories from Victoria