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Posts Tagged ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

Sun
8
Apr '12

The Sodium King

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott  LOCATION: Krakow, Poland (2012) Salt MINES?  People used to risk their lives for table salt, even though the oceans are filled with the stuff? Apparently so, and now the Wieliczka Salt Mines, home of an underground Catholic chapel carved out of salt and all-salt sculptures of Pope John Paul II […]

Thu
3
Dec '09

Can’t afford to SEE the Mona Lisa? Then BE the Mona Lisa!

NASHUA, NH — To raise money for the Nashua Soup Kitchen, the curators of TackyTouristPhotos.com will stage a daring and ambitious piece of performance art called “Be the Mona Lisa” at the Floating Art Gallery on Sunday, Dec. 6. Visitors will substitute their heads for the famous smiling lady immortalized by Leonardo da Vinci. Yes, […]

Fri
18
Sep '09

Mona Lisa Gridlock

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman      LOCATION: The Louvre, Paris, France (2009) Is ANY painting or ANY museum exhibit worth waiting in lines longer than the Outback Steakhouse on a Saturday? Is it possible to enjoy the Mona Lisa when you know there are dozens of people hovering behind you, wishing that you would disappear? No wonder […]

Wed
12
Aug '09

Tacky Tourist Photos condemns the Mona Lisa mugger, French police

By a unanimous 3-0 vote, the Executive Board of Directors of Tacky Tourist Photos unconditionally condemns the Russian tourist who threw her coffee mug at the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre. The London Telegraph recreates the scene here: “Screams erupted from the 40-odd tourists jostling for position around Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic painted lady […]