“Mona Lisa” (La Gioconda, La Joconde, Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo) is an oil on poplar painting completed by Italian artist Leonard da Vinci around 1503-1519. The artwork was commissioned by Lisa Gherardini and Francesco del Giocondo to celebrate a new home and the birth of a son, Andrea. “Mona Lisa” didn’t gain notoriety until the 19th century when artists of the Symbolist movement linked her with their ideas of feminine mystique. In 1962, for insurance purposes she was valued at $100 million, which is about $750,000,000 in present day. See the painting on permanent display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. Think Mona Lisa is hiding secrets? Text 542542 to find out (costs $1.49 plus any standard messaging charges from your carrier).