La Joconde (Mona Lisa). Painted in Florence by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. There is always a crowd in Musee Du Louvre. Everywhere there are signs that say “No Flash!” And there are guards on both sides of the painting, and yet there are flashes going off all the time? La Joconde was stolen before and it is my belief that the French are too afraid to put the real painting on public display so it doesn’t matter…..