The Mona-Lisa painting is the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, (and now in the 21st century ) the most meme-d work of art in the world.
Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci made this oil on white half-length portrait of an Italian woman in the 16th Century.
Mona Lisa is proudly on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
For centuries, there’s one question that has plagued everyone from art curators, to art collectors to amateurs.
Why is Mona Lisa smiling? What’s behind that mysterious coy smile?
Here at #pawpurrazi we hired a team of experts to do our own independent investigation. Here’s what we found out!
The lady who posed for Leonardo da Vinci was holding something in her hand, but what was it?
We dug deeper and determined the mystery object. It’s a Cat!
Mona Lisa is smiling because she is holding in her hands a soft, warm, fluffy, orange love muffin who’s real name of Zarathustra the Cat
Of course, we wanted to be really sure. In order to get conclusive proof, we got in touch with , Zarathustra’s cat-mom and she provided us with this photo.
This is the original Mona Lisa painting that shows Mona Lisa holding Zarathustra the Cat.
The one on display at the Louvre then, must be the cropped version of this painting. Right?
Zarathustra’s mom is Svetlana Petrova - a popular Russian digital artist who has married classical art to internet meme in an utterly hilarious entertaining book titled Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude
This book features Zarathustra the Cat in other classical paintings too.