Friday, December 07, 2007

More Leonardo Tomfoolery...

There's something about Leonardo da Vinci that brings out the cranks. Via the Telegraph we have the lastest crackpot theory:
A new storm is brewing in the world of Da Vinci theorists after a mysterious group claimed it has used mirrors to uncover hidden biblical images in some of the great master’s most famous works.
In recent years, art history scholars have unveiled Templar knights, Mary Magdalene, a child and a musical script hidden in the Italian’s paintings.
I'm tempted to say that 'scholars' is too strong a word.
It is well-documented that Da Vinci, who lived between 1452 and 1519, often wrote in mirror writing, either in an attempt to stop his rivals stealing his ideas or in a bid to hide his scientific theories, often deemed as subversive, from the powerful Roman Catholic Church.
There we go! A Leonardo story wouldn't be complete without a reference to the powerful Church... so powerful that 'mirror writing' would befuddle her secret agents.
But now a group known as The Mirror of the Sacred Scriptures and Paintings World Foundation believes that he applied the same technique to some of his best-known creations, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, to conceal mysterious faces and religious symbols.
When applied to the sketch The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, which hangs in London’s National Gallery, the authors say the mirror image reveals the ancient Old Testament god Jahveh, who "protects the soul of the body’s vices" and wears the Vatican’s crown.
Their theory would explain why many of Da Vinci’s characters seem to be pointing or staring into space, as if searching for the Divine.
Uh-huh.
The group claims they are indicating where the mirror should be placed to reveal the painting’s secrets.
I see. And what's the result? Darth Vader lives in Mona Lisa's sleeve.
According to the group, the same technique was used by Michelangelo and Raphael, in artwork exhibited in the Vatican, and Renaissance artists including the neoclassicist Jacques Louis David. Similar images have also been found in famous paintings and sculptures of Buddha.
Yes! It's a giant conspiracy, including not only Michelangelo and Raphael, but the much later French artist David and those crazy Buddhists.
The study’s authors wrote to the Vatican last year to explain their discovery, but received a lofty reply saying that while their findings would no doubt be the object of much discussion in the art history world, their ideas required "solid proof" and needed to be supported by a general consensus among art critics before they could be taken seriously.
A lofty reply, eh? They've reproduced it on their website. Not especially lofty, in my opinion. Maybe they were expecting the Pope to write back with pictures of himself traipsing around the Vatican museums with a mirror.
The latest theory, expounded by The Mirror of the Sacred Scriptures and Paintings group, whose website www.mirrorandart.com, is owned by the Sacred and Divine Reason and Foundation Corp, follows the revelation in July by an Italian amateur scholar that the Last Supper contained a hidden image of a woman holding a child.
The figure, he said, appeared when the fresco was superimposed with its mirror image and both were made partially transparent.

7 comments:

Quantitative Metathesis said...

Perhaps by "lofty" they meant, "in such questionable English that the letter, too, must hide some coded message about the powerful Catholic Church."

Anonymous said...

Traducir:

Es muy probable como dice Filon de alejandria , que aquellos que hablan sin razonar sobre cuestiones de las cuales se presumen saber, a espaldas de aquellos a los que impunemente llaman chiflados sean mas ignorantes que aquellos que se adhieren a sus comentarios como los tipicos idiotas utiles que por todos lados tal como lo de CATOLIC NET. predican lo que ni ellos mismos creen porque solo el dinero, la avaricia , el odio , la envidia los mueve porque de eso estan hechos los vicios

Anonymous said...

El hallazgo de las imagenes invisibles que se ven con espejos fue realizado por www.mirrorandart.com y por lo que he leido de la biblia esa es la cara de YHAVE dios , el DIOS exterminador del nuevo testamento que mata a niños , madres , y hermanos , y que la iglesia catolica no sabe explicar porque su predica esta basada en el alumno que nego al maestro : pedro, el que nego a jesus tres veces , el que se hundia en el agua , el que dijo no ser alumno de jesus , el que fue colgado al reves por ignorante , el que teniendo las llaves del reino no pudo entrar por que el mismo jesus lo llamo SATAN , y saben porque? porque entendio la historia de la biblia y de jesus y del cristo al reves , ya que la Biblia segun Filon de Alejandria no es una historia humana , sino la historia de la inteligencia human y la sensibilidad que fueron llamados alegoricamente hombre y mujer y saben porque? porque la Biblia es la historia de la mente que explica como funciona y evoluciona la inteligencia dentro del cerebro , por esa razon Dios, que en esta historia espiritual es la representacion de la razon humana , es decir el divino don del razonamiento que nos da la conviccion y el poder para proteger al alma ( nuestra inteligencia y sensibilidad ) de las pasiones y los vicios del cuerpo.
El problema pasa por que los esuropeos se creen que Da Vinci fue un ser humano, cuando el mismo Vasari lo llama un ser divino , y los ignorantes creyeron que divino es un tipo lindo.
Da Vinic al igual que Buonarotti , no fueron italianos, sino no hubieran pintados con espejos , ya que los espejos, lejos de ser una cultura italiana es una doctrina oriental , ¿ o acaso no conocen como se casan los japoneses?
El que escribio el articulo criticando a este descubrimiento debe ser del Catolic net , una banda de ignorantes que no saben ni creen en lo que predican, ya que han demostrado , que como los vicios , quieren sobrevivir a toda costa , convenciendo al mundo de que tienen razon , y se creen los herederos de dios , sin saber lo que dicen .

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Didn't G.K. Chesterton say that the problem with people who don't believe in God is that they end up believing in anything?

santiago said...

What poor italian people who are proud to believe that leonardo and michelangelo was an italian artists.

They can see the true now through a mirror with their own eyes but their intelligence dont let them see.

That was the real miracles in the bible that let to see the intelligence and not the poor interpretation that the miracle let see the eyes...

They never will see the real face of god that is inside their minds.

England people started to see it
the italians bloggers dont.

la verdad said...

Traducir :
Si aquellos que no saben el significado de la palabra religion, y tampoco jamas vieron el rostro de dios,como hacen para predicar al mundo sobre el , porque razon criticar a alguien que por primera vez muestra que los artistas del renacimiento pudieron haber dejado oculto tras los espejos ,en un lenguaje universal el verdadero rostro de la raza que nos habria permitido evolucionar aqui en este planeta .
Reirse es de ignorantes , y criticar sin conocimiento previo es un pecado con el que nace la inteligencia .
La Religion segun filon de alejandria es el arte invisible de dar y recibir y que ese milagro ocurre dentro de la mente humana , y el explica que ese arte trasmitido en la vida humana ( real) es el don de enseñar y trasmitir el conocimiento y si la persona a quien se lo trasmitimos a su vez lo puede trasmitir , ese acto supremo se llama religion y es el arte de trasmitir el pensamiento , que de por si es invisible y se puede ver con un espejo en ls obras de arte del renacimiento ,
Lo que pasa con el mundo es que se tragaron la historia de que el espejo , ese maravilloso material que nos refleja y tan dificil de construir era ya conocido por los indios , por los griegos y por los ciegos .
Dejemos que cada uno opine lo que quiera para llegar a una conclusion sobre la verdadera historia de nuestro pasado , no se olviden que toda la historia escrita que nos han metido por el traste en el colegio fue traducida en la primer biblioteca del mundo en florencia construida por los medici , los poderosos reyes de oriente que se hicieron llamar italianos , y lo mas lindo que los originales que se usaron para la traduccion no queda uno solo
Habramos los ojos , es mejor tratar de entender que significa ese rostro de dios que dejo da vinci para que se vea con un espejo que pensar que dios es un viejito de barba que nos cuida .
Si fuera asi , ¿ porque razon muere gente alegre y feliz en las vaciones , o un amigo al que queremos , o un amor , o una madre o una familia entera , si es que dios nos quiere ? muy facil de explicar , dios , es uno , pero no como dice la iglesia catolica que es uno solo , sino uno mismo cuando enteiende que todos somos producto de algo , y dejando de lado la presuncion podemos comprender que el tiempo no existe sino que somo nosotros que con nuestro pensamiento hacemos el tiempo , y cuando la vida pasa y nos ponemos viejos nos damos cuenta que jamas hemos conocido a dios , si nunca entendimos , quienes somos , y de donde venimos .

www.mirrorandart.com said...

THE MIRROR OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURE & PAINTINGS thanks you for your visit and interest in our research.

Due to the comments and surprise of a great number of our visitors regarding the image of God represented by the Renaissance artists, that does not meet their expectations, is the reason why we’re posting this brief explanation as to why the fearful God Jahveh from the Old Testament was represented with a face that inspires fear, and why the God of the New Testament varies his temper and becomes a kind God.

Below you will find biblical references that allude God´s anger in the Old Testament that would explain the fearful image represented by Da Vinci as the Virgin Mary’s banner.

The evidence presented in our book indicate that the artists would have been part of a cultural movement that, simultaneously, executed the artworks and the sacred biblical scriptures after the 15th century, and that they had knowledge of the allegories mentioned in many biblical versicles and in Philo of Alexandria´s works, and represented them in their artworks to only be viewed with mirrors.

All the images, that one sees with mirros, are related to an explanation, given by Philo of Alexandria, regarding the scriptures, that reveals that Moses’ words are far from representing the reality of the facts and that is what impedes its true interpretation. In this sense, he claims that the biblical genesis does not describe, in any way, the symbolic birth of the human race, but is an allegory about the origin and evolution of the human intelligence, called “Adam”, that resides within the everyones mind before it receives instruction.

In this context, the artists left behind evidence that would prove, as explained by Philo, that the Bible is not ths history of human beings and that the ancient wars and the ones mentioned in the Bible are allegories of the struggle that occur within one’s mind when the virtues of instruction fight to battle the vices of the animal instinct within us.

Everything indicates that a powerful oriental cultural movement introduced its spiritual religion to occident, and that the occidental church, after the concilium, converted it to a history of human beings.
The numerous evidence found, indicate that Leonardo da Vinci is a pseudonym, and that the spirt of this powerful movement was betrayed by the lack of knowledge of the occidental church on this matter, transmitted in a disorderly manner by Peter’s sayings (symbol of the inverted crucification) that didn’t comprehend the spiritual history and transmitted it as a human history; and this historical error was represented in the mural of The Last Supper as a treason, and in which Da Vinci hid the secret of the true Eucarist and the true identity of the guilty in Peter’s attitude and face when he has before him the greatest revelation of the christian history, subtly referred to by the biographer Giorgio Vasari.

The occidental chuch would have been the one, according to Philo, the one that with its extra biblical conciliums denigrated this powerful movement, humanizing the artists and ridiculing them by cataloguing them as simple paintors and homosexuals.

The mirror, as a sacred symbol of the oriental wisdom, was used by this powerful movement to introduce its religion in occident under the figure of Christianity, a secret tha Da Vinci would have passed to the king of France, Frances the 1st, to whom he handed the three paintings that the artist kept until his death, The Gioconda, John the Baptist, and Saint Anne, the Virgin and child.
We presented these on our website after comunicating this to the Vatican, the Musée du Louvre and The National Gallery, and receiving no answer.


In The Last Supper Da Vinci represented the versicle Luke 22:20 that reveals the Eucarist of the soul must be celebrated spilling the grail, as found with the mirror between Jesus’ hands: “And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.””


In the painting of Saint Anne, the virgin and child Da Vinci represented several versicles that refer to the face hidden in Mary, in which the holy spirit and the sword were represented with the mirror that allows one to see the sacred image on her shoulder (Isaiah 9:5; Luke 2:35; Luke 1:35; Luke 1:46 ss).

Isaiah 9:5: “For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.”


Luke 2:35: “(and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Luke 1:35: “And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

Luke 1:46 ss: “And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord”; 47: “my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”; 48: “For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.”; 49: “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.”; 50: “His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him”; 51 “He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.”


Here are some versicles that explain the anger of Israel’s God and his fearful face (Exodus 12:23; Judith 16:2; 1 Corinthians 10:9; Hebrews 11;27,28; Numbers 16:19; Deuteronomy 28:49,50; Deuteronomy 31:17,18; 2 Chronicles 30:9; Psalms 21:10; Psalms 67:2; Psalms 68:9; Psalms 96:9; Lamentations 4:16; Jeremiah 33:5; Ezekiel 15:7; Ezekiel 39:23,24; Ezekiel 39:29; Zechariah 7:2; 1 Peter 3:12; Revelation22:4)

Exodus 12:23: “For the LORD will go by, striking down the Egyptians. Seeing the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over that door and not let the destroyer come into your houses to strike you down.”

Judith 16:2: “For the Lord is God; he crushes warfare, and sets his encampment among his people; he snatched me from the hands of my presecutors.”

1 Corinthians 10:9,10: “Let us not test Christ as some of them did, and suffered death by serpents.” “Do not grumble as some of them did, and suffered death by the destroyer.”

Hebrews 11;27,28: “By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's fury, for he persevered as if seeing the one who is invisible.” “By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.”

Numbers 16:19,20,21: “Then, when Korah had assembled all his band against them at the entrance of the meeting tent, the glory of the LORD appeared to the entire community,” “and the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,” “"Stand apart from this band, that I may consume them at once."”

Deuteronomy 28:49,50: “"The LORD will raise up against you a nation from afar, from the end of the earth, that swoops down like an eagle, a nation whose tongue you do not understand,” “a nation of stern visage, that shows neither respect for the aged nor pity for the young.”

Deuteronomy 31:17,18: “At that time my anger will flare up against them; I will forsake them and hide my face from them, so that they will become a prey to be devoured, and many evils and troubles will befall them. At that time they will indeed say, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have befallen us?'” “Yet I will be hiding my face from them at that time only because of all the evil they have done in turning to other gods.”

2 Chronicles 30:9: “For when you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will find mercy with their captors and return to this land; for merciful and compassionate is the LORD, your God, and he will not turn away his face from you if you return to him."”

Psalms 21:10: “At the time of your coming you will drive them into a furnace. Then the LORD'S anger will consume them, devour them with fire.”

Psalms 67:2: “May God be gracious to us and bless us; may God's face shine upon us.”

Psalms 68:8,9: “God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the desert,” “The earth quaked, the heavens shook, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.”

Psalms 96:9: “bow down to the LORD, splendid in holiness. Tremble before God, all the earth;”

Lamentations 4:16: “The LORD himself has dispersed them, he regards them no more; He does not receive the priests with favor, nor show kindness to the elders.”

Jeremiah 33:5: “men come to battle the Chaldeans, and these houses will be filled with the corpses of those whom I slay in my anger and wrath, when I hide my face from this city for all their wickedness.”

Ezekiel 15:7: “I will set my face against them; they have escaped from the fire, but the fire shall devour them. Thus you shall know that I am the LORD, when I turn my face against them.”

Ezekiel 39:23,24: “The nations shall know that because of its sins the house of Israel went into exile; for they transgressed against me, and I hid my face from them and handed them over to their foes, so that all of them fell by the sword.” “According to their uncleanness and their transgressions I dealt with them, hiding my face from them.”

Ezekiel 39:29: “No longer will I hide my face from them, for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord GOD.”

Zechariah 7:2: “Bethelsarezer sent Regemmelech and his men to implore favor of the LORD”

1 Peter 3:12: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears turned to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against evildoers."”

Revelation22:4: “They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.”