Samstag, Jänner 07, 2006

LEONARDO'S MONA LISA

5 Comments:

Blogger ElovesU said...

i never did become to keen to this painting whats all the rave about?

ELMO

8:06 vorm.  
Blogger ElovesU said...

glad to see ur back...

ELMO

8:08 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Elovesu:
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Sure, I also didn't find anything particular in this painting which should be the portrait of a rich Florentine merchant's wife ...

here is a link to a website where you can read the official story about this picture and Leonardo:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/vinci/joconde/

But there is another inofficial version of the story of this picture of Monalisa ... can you see the amazing similarity between the face of Monalisa and St. John the Baptist and the nude angel?

The model was one of Leonardo's beloved students and Leonardo did never vend this portrait to that rich merchant but he took it always with himself when he was on his journeys.

Therefore I publish all these 3 pictures to show the similarity of the smile Leonardo's lover ... :-)

4:26 nachm.  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

i really appreciate the lessons that you are giving here. informative and well considered. interesting to note that it is only in relatively recent times that homosexuals have had such a bad standing in society. it seems with a historical perspective that society was more tolerant in leonardos days.

7:55 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Cocain Jesus:
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Thank you for your compliments!
But, it's a pity, the Gay-Life at that time wasn't easy too, for the moral mendacity of the Church was omnipotent and if one had a personal adversary, this one could go to a censor just like in Oscar Wild's days ...:

"Leonardo da Vinci - 15th century Italian artist, scientist, and engineer, researcher of human anatomy, mathematics, and the potential for human flight. He was publicly denounced as a "sodomite" at age 24, along with a 17-year-old friend and two other young men. He never married, and willed all his possessions to a young man, Francisco Melzi." Source: The Gay 100, Paul Russell, Citadel Press, Carol Publishing Group, NY, 1994

9:34 nachm.  

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