The “Mona Lisa” is a widely known artwork. However, it’s gotten to a point where the painting becomes overrated and becomes much more than what it may seem. As iconic as the art piece is, along with its creator Leonardo da Vinci, it should be seen for people who actually have a strong and passionate feelings towards artwork. In the article, the author mentions how the Louvre’s other artworks are overshadowed and gets depreciate by the “Mona Lisa”. In my own opinion, I agree with the author of the article and feel as though the “Mona Lisa” should be to relocate to a place where it does not take the charm of other artworks and create an atmosphere where people who love art and want to view such an iconic piece in peace without the line being so tremors and houses more than 5,000 people in one place. There are plenty of other beautiful artworks to be seen and appreciated that is not as well known. Moving the “Mona Lisa” to a place where it stands alone and not with other art works, leaves customers who wanted to just see the paint by itself satisfied, along with other art lovers being able to appreciate the painting, while also appreciating the rest.
I laughed when I saw the author of the New York Times article describe the outside line as “TSA style” because when I went to Paris this summer and saw the Louvre, that’s exactly what it looked like. I didn’t go inside because I wanted nothing to do with that enormous line and I had other things I wanted to see, however recalling that moment makes me agree with the author of the NYT article. If 80% of that line was just there to see the Mona Lisa, then that was really sad. Museums are meant to show more than one thing and if everyone’s flocking around only one painting it’s going to get extremely annoying. Of course people are leaving there unsatisfied; it’s like going shopping on Black Friday but all you’re getting is a not so good picture of an image that’s not much bigger than a letter sized sheet of paper. I think it’s necessary for the Louvre to put the Mona Lisa somewhere else. While I do understand it’s importance in art history, I don’t think its right for the art to monopolize the attention of visitors when there are so many other grand works of art in the same building. If people are going there out of obligation as opposed to understanding and appreciation, then you’ve missed the point of the art in general.
Based on the New York Times article about the Mona Lina being taken down, I would agree that the 16th-century Italian masterpiece be relocated to a place of its own due to the chaotic overcrowding and disappointed visitors. According to the New York Times article, “The overcrowding was so bad, the museum had to shut its doors on several days.” This proves how it’s negatively impacting museum visitors and the employees of the Louvre. By building a separate place for the Mona Lisa and selling tickets with time sloths for groups of 10-15, can allow visitors from all over the world to a better view of the Mona Lina in a well-organized manner. The space can also provide a selfie booth, through which visitors can download their picture as they leave.