A computer technician claims to have discovered a real da Vinci code after finding music hidden in Leonardo's masterpiece, The Last Supper.*Rolls eyes*
Giovanni Maria Pala said that the hands of Jesus and the Apostles, and the loaves of bread in the picture each represented a note, which formed a 40-second composition.
He made the discovery after superimposing a stave - the five lines used in sheet music - on the painting. The composition emerges when the "notes" are read right to left, following Leonardo's own technique.
Mr Pala, who will publish his findings in a book next week, said: "It sounded really solemn, almost like a requiem."
Alessandro Vezzosi, of Tuscany's Leonardo museum, said the theory was "plausible", but added: "There's always a risk of seeing something that is not there, but it's certain that the spaces [in the painting] are divided harmonically.
"Where you have harmonic proportions, you can find music."
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Music in Da Vinci's Last Supper?
From the Telegraph, another story purporting to report a discovery in Leonardo's Last Supper: