The Portrait of Salai - New Painting by Da Vinci
Talk about a coincidence!
Attached to the email was a certificate saying that Leonardo Da Vinci painted it!!! As far as I know, that's not common knowledge, or accepted. I've never seen that in any one of my dozens of Da Vinci books. On wikepedia it said that it was painted by an "unknown artist"
I obviously assumed Da Vinci painted it since it combines with the Mona Lisa, but apparently I was right! or just didn't research it enough??
Either way it's momentous for me!
Also coincidental was the Movie I watched last night. It was called F for Fake by Orson wells. it was about the greatest art forger Elmyr de Hory. Elmyr could create paintings that even the original artist couldn't tell if it was a fake or the real one.
The movie was trying to show that "experts" are fairly trivial in the grand scheme of things. After all who's to say who's right and wrong? Someone is only right, if we believe they are right. But that doesn't mean they really are does it?
It's suppose to be "confirmed by experts" that the Mona Lisa is really Lisa Giocondo,
"All doubts as to the identity of the Mona Lisa are eliminated (by) one source,"
But yet, if i'm right - and i'm no expert - that would mean that they are wrong (or at least partly wrong) Who would be the expert then? I dont think there should be experts or laymen - but truth and people working together to figure out what the truth really is. Not arguing about who's right and who's opinions or beliefs are wrong.
Wouldn't it be crazy if this 24 year old who doesn't really know much about art at all - end up unraveling it's greatest mystery of all? I really think thats what i've done, without even intending to. I just followed the advice Da Vinci gave in his journals and everything fell into place. I understand it as the "tree of knowledge" but i'll get into that another time.
I think a lot of the struggles I've faced in getting what I've found "out there" isn't that I'm right or wrong - but that people will want me to be wrong - even if i am actually, right.
But actually - I've definitely had more encouragement and affirmation than anything else. I just dont think i've gotten what i've found noticed by the right people yet - help!
& to quote Carl Jung from his book Synchronicity that I'm reading -