Without the famous smile, did you even recognize her?
I will now demonstrate how the placement of the mirror image line gives you completely different effects. Above is a ‘tip of the nose’ line.
Here, I went with the center of the eye.
And that is what I like to call ‘the Siamese twin’ look.
Any way you slice it… or her… it is a captivating painting. I have seen it in the Louvre.
It is a lot smaller than I thought it would be.