The art room in my kids’ school has a Mona Lisa painting. The little one especially has great interest in the famous lady as he feels that her eyes moves around. So, a little conversation took place between us to decode Mona Lisa and here is what the four-year-old thinks of the painting.
Me – Is Mona Lisa happy or sad in the painting?
LO – She is creepy… no… wait, creepy-smiley. She is happy but looks creepy too. She is not sad at all.
Me – What do you think is her age?
LO – She is 56 year old grown up.
Me – What is the best part of her face.
LO – Her lips! It’s just a line. And her eyebrows are down touching her eyes. She is always staring but if there is a staring contest, I will win.
Me – What else?
LO – She is wearing black and has a dupatta (veil) and her skin is yellow. See, mine is tan. She is standing by a mountain.
Me – What is she thinking about?
LO – She is thinking of herself.
Me (showing the painting of Mona Lisa on phone) – Do you want her painting in your room?
LO – (Runs away) She is creepy…nooooooo!
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