VIRTUAL: Noah Charney at the Hudson Library [3/6]

Discover the complete story of one of the world’s most famous and recognizable paintings with the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. for a virtual author event. Art historian and professor Noah Charney will discuss his book The Thefts of Mona Lisa.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait, called the Mona Lisa, is without doubt the world’s most famous painting. It achieved its fame not only because it is a remarkable example of Renaissance portraiture, created by an acclaimed artistic and scientific genius, but because of its criminal history.  Charney examines the criminal biography of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, with a focus on separating fact from fiction in the story of what is not only the most famous art heist in history, but which is the single most famous theft of all time. In the process he delves into Leonardo’s creation of the Mona Lisa, discusses why it is so famous, and investigates two other events in its history of theft and renown. 

Noah Charney is an internationally best-selling author of more than a dozen books and a professor of art history specializing in art crime. His novel, The Art Thief, was a bestseller in five countries and has been translated into 17 languages. His The Art of ForgeryStealing the Mystic Lamb, and Slovenology were international bestsellers. His book Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Charney is now a professor at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 10:00am
Event address: 
96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
The Thefts of the Mona Lisa: The Complete Story of the World's Most Famous Artwork By Noah Charney, Steve Berry (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Noah Charney, Steve Berry (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781538181362
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - February 6th, 2024

"Historian Charney tracks the eventful life of the Mona Lisa in this rollicking account.... The result is both a thrilling tale of true crime and a rigorous work of art history." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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