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MANA LISA
Andrea Schmidt, Vancouver, Canada
12″x16″, oil on canvas
Donated by the artist, January, 2002
MOBA #370

A cross-gender interpretation of the daVinci classic. Mana Lisa’s nose strikes nimbly, offsetting the dialogue between the foreground and profoundly varnished background.
Further, by deciphering this work’s title, perhaps we can contribute to the growing body of Leonardo’s anagrammatic discourse:
MAN ALIAS
I AM NASAL
A SAIL MAN
AS ANIMAL
AM A SNAIL
MAIL NASA

From—Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks by Michael Frank and Louise Reilly Sacco