Mona Lisa’s Smile: Casting Begins

the Mona Lisa was completed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1517
What made her smile?

When Leonardo was painting the Mona Lisa, art historians have offered numerous theories. One of them is that he was trying to capture expressive portraits that he saw in the faces of the people around him — faces that seem to be saying multiple things as they change from one emotion to the next. Personally I see a slight sly smirk, especially when viewed in my peripheral vision. When discussing this painting, my wife came up with a theory that I found fascinating.