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Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)


Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the greatest artists and geniuses of the Italian Renaissance.  Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) is one of the most famous paintings in the world, renowned for its subject’s mysterious smile. The Mona Lisa currently is located in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.        



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term

 (To search our catalog, open your ATLAS account, and click on “Search the Library.”)


  • Mona Lisa (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  • ND623 .L5



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Copplestone, Trewin. Leonardo. 1998.

                      Call Number:  ND623.L5 C66 1998

  • Lockley, Neil (Ed.).  Art Book: Leonardo da Vinci.  1999.  

                    Call Number:  ND623 .L5 L4 1999

  • Marani, Pietro.  Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings. 2000.

                      Call Number:  ND623 .L5  M32413 2000

  • Pallanti, Giuseppe.  Mona Lisa Revealed: The True Identity of Leonardo’s Model. 2006b.

                      Call Number:  ND623 .L5 A7  2006b

  • Sassoon, Donald.  Becoming Mona Lisa: The Making of a Global Icon.  2001. 

                      Call Number:   ND623 .L5 A7  2001



Reference Materials


  • Frazier, Nancy.  Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. 2000.

                         Call Number: REF  N5300  .F64  2000                             

o   Pages 388-390

  • Kleiner, Fred.  Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Thirteenth Edition).  2011.

                       Call Number: REF  N5300 . G25  2011          

o     Page 583

  • Stokstad, Marilyn.  Art History (Revised Second Edition).  2005.

                      Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pages 648, 650

  • Zollner, Frank.  Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings.  2003.

                       Call Number: REF ND 623 .L5 A413  2003

o   Pages 154-161


Electronic Research  Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
  • Oxford Art Online



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Valencia College East Campus LRC

Last Revised on September 20, 2012

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