After The Mona Lisa 2, 2005
5,184 spools of thread, aluminum ball chain and hanging apparatus, clear acrylic sphere, steel stand
85 h x 86 w

After The Mona Lisa 2, 2005, by Devorah Sperber, New York City
After The Mona Lisa 2, 2005, by Devorah Sperber, New York City
detail view from approximately 10 feet
installation view from approximately 50 feet
Description: an enlarged rendering of The Mona Lisa's face. When seen with the aid of viewing spheres, distorted views of The Mona Lisa's smile mimic "low spatial frequencies" usually seen only with peripheral vision. Unlike the original painting, in which the illusion of the smile is subtle, in my rendition The Mona Lisa's elusive smile appears, changes, and disappears in a dramatic and humorous fashion.
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