Mona Lisa Talks To Fans (In Mandarin)!


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While Leonard da Vinci's Mona Lisa looks beautiful with her shy mysterious smile, she is not much of conversationalist. However, the 'new' Mona Lisa is quite the opposite. She waves to her fans and is happy share fun anecdotes about her life, if asked. The catch? You have to be able to understand Mandarin-Chinese!

The interactive version of this classic icon is part of the 'World Classic Interactive Arts' exhibition, a collection of 61 classical paintings and sculptures, all recreated with with 3-D holograms and voice recognition devices.

The brainchild of an art gallery in South Korea, the exhibit took 400 engineers and artists over two years to create at an estimated cost of $7million USD.

Among other interactive paintings is another da Vinci classic, Last Supper. Here Jesus can be seen chatting with his apostles,while moving the table around. Even the Greek and Roman statues are interactive, brazenly holding conversations with visitors.

The floating exhibit is currently in Beijing, China, where it is scheduled to stay until November, before moving on to the cities of Hangzhou and Shanghai. Hopefully, they will eventually make their way to our neck of the woods!


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  • zoo coolFriday, March 27, 2015 at 10:11 am
    • emmabookworm5
      emmabookworm5Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:08 am
      That's really awesome... I wish I could understand Mandarin Chinese! The only thing I understood was ni-hao, (if that's how you spell it) which I'm pretty sure means "hello". So ni-hao, Mona Lisa!
      • fluffykittypaws
        fluffykittypawsFriday, November 14, 2014 at 4:04 am
        These are beautiful
        • nam323
          nam323Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm
          Im totally korean!!!!!
          • RobotWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm
            • xxkenxx
              xxkenxxFriday, December 12, 2014 at 7:38 am
              Yes but this is in Mandarin.
            • RobotWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm
              I DO NOT SPEAK MANDRIN.
              • _DutchiiWutchiiWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm
                why is it in chinese? cant they make it so thier multi-lingual?
                • infinity519
                  infinity519Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:39 am
                  Cool! I am Korean too! I speak Korean not Mandarin.
                  • brownie_forever
                    brownie_foreverWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm
                    Me too!
                    • kjcuteface
                      kjcutefaceWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:29 am
                    • silverstream777
                      silverstream777Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:47 am
                      wow! I would want to go but i cant speak chinese X3
                      • mario58
                        mario58Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:10 am
                        Cool picture I guess