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John F. Kennedy and Leonardo's Mona Lisa : art as the continuation of politics

Author :
ZÖLLNER, Frank ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
On the 20th c. history and reception of Leonardo's painting. Stolen in 1911 from the Louvre, and eventually returned to Paris, the painting was loaned at the height of the Cold War (1963) to the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. According to Zöllner, 'the tremendous sensation created by Mona Lisa's journey to the United States stemmed not only from the painting's fame, but also from officials' eagerness to invest the display of Western civilization's most famous painting with a particularly charged political meaning.' Recounts the involvement of Jacqueline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy in acquiring the loan, and the tense political situation shortly before and during the Washington exhibition, including the Cuban Missile Crisis. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Etats-Unis ; Exposition ; Guerre froide (1945-1990) ; Italie ; Joconde ; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 ; Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 ; New York (NY, USA), Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994 ; Paris (FRA), Musée national du Louvre ; Peinture ; Politique ; Réception ; Vol ; Washington, DC (USA), National Gallery of Art ; 1500-1600 ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Cold War (1945-1990) ; Exhibitions ; Italy ; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 ; Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 ; Mona Lisa ; New York (NY, USA), Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994 ; Painting ; Paris (FRA), Musée national du Louvre ; Politics ; Reception ; Theft ; United States ; Washington, DC (USA), National Gallery of Art ; 1500-1600 ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24949501 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 390925201X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
SWITZERLAND ;