Mona lisas and mad hatters is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This is part one of a series of songs that the duo wrote together.
This song is about how people view New York City and how different it is to see New York from a different point of view. It is also about how people have a hard time living up to their expectations and that it's important to find a balance between the two sides of life.
Aside from being a very famous painting, the Mona Lisa is also a very interesting subject for many people to discuss. The painting is a half-length portrait of a woman whose face meets the viewer's gaze with an expression that has become known as a "Mona Lisa smile".
Some art historians have noticed similarities between the Mona Lisa and a number of other works by Leonardo da Vinci, such as St. John the Baptist, and they suggest that the painter had an affinity for his own face when he was drawing other people.
In a computer image analysis of the Mona Lisa and a self-portrait by Leonardo, the facial features of both appear to align perfectly. This is thought to be due to the fact that Leonardo spent a great deal of time studying and drawing his own face.
Whether or not the Mona Lisa was actually a self-portrait is debatable, and some art historians believe that it was in fact a real person who was painted by Leonardo. However, it is believed that the painting was only completed after her death, and was probably commissioned by a man rather than a woman.