Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on that and it was the most free'ing decision I've ever made. Maybe i'll go back to it eventually but now i'm able to focus on my other passions. The things I wanted to do "Once I finish, someday." I learned what I didn't like and what didn't work. Now it's time to figure out what I do want and what does.
If you are new to my "blook" then this is a summary/ preview of what it's about: Also go to my web site itsjustlife.com for more details
Here is a sneak peek into the various chapters and discoveries that are included in
The Cartoon of St. Ann. This proves that Leonardo implemented a mirroring technique to hide additional images in his art. I'm calling it the Sfumato Effect. Click HERE to see an animation showing what I mean. It's explained thoroughly in my book.
This is the painting of St. Ann by da Vinci. When the technique is applied there are numbers and letters that are revealed. I'm not totally sure what they mean but seem to be directions or coordinates to further the effect and unlock addition hidden images. I'll be posting more about this and examples of the hidden images on my site soon!
The Shroud of turin is the most studied human artifact of all time. Leonardo's drawing "The vitruvian man" is one of his most iconic. What do they have in common? Was the image on the shroud a divine miracle or an example of Da Vinci's revolutionary "Sfumato Effect" Read about it here, and in my book.
The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It is wall sized and took Leonardo 4 years to complete. It started to fall apart hundreds of years ago. Many restorations have been attempted. The character to the Left of Jesus has caused controversy for looking "feminine" Could it be Mary? Jesus's potential wife and mother of his child as made infamous by Dan Brown's"Da Vinci Code"? See what i've found in this painting when the sfumato effect is applied for yourself HERE and detailed in my book.
And who was Salai? Was he just Leonardo's assistant for over 20 years, or his lover? Why does a painting of Salai combine with the face of the Mona Lisa AND Da Vinci's self portrait? Why does the image of a young girl magically appear when they are combined?
What does Leonardo mean by his quote:
"If Liberty is Dear to you, may you never DISCOVER that my face is love's prison"
The shining is one of those movies that the people who only see it once won't appreciate. If you go into hearing that 'it's scary' you'll be disappointed. It's not your typical horror movie. It's not your typical - movie movie. It's just weird in a way that is hard to put your finger on. It's a movie with a lot of layers.
It's an example of a weird type of paranoia- questioning- is there a hidden meaning or isn't there? Are you just reading too much into it and seeing things or was it intentional? This is also a great example in that it definitely has some hidden meanings but also brings some vagueness since the director is dead and can't verify if they are his intention or coincidence or just accidental.
The idea that he filmed the hallways and blueprints of the hotel being 'impossible' is definitely true. It invokes a type of sub-conscious confusion in that we realize there is something 'wrong' with the orientation but…
With blogger you are able to control which posts are private (saved as drafts) and which you actually post. About two year ago I went through this blog and took off anything that wasn't "Vinci-related" which was more than half the contents. I've also used this blog as a quazi-journal, slash place to post lyrics and other things that even If I didn't post publicly I kept as drafts to remember something.
Since i'm winding down/ up towards publishing my book - which almost means publishing all the stuff that didn't get included, which out numbers it 1000 fold - I figured this would be a good place to start.
This blog was following along with the writing process and the trials and tribulations I was going through at the time - which ironically were exactly what I would NOT post. But since I finally feel that I can look at those as being 'past' rather than something that is still apart of me - it's more interesting than embarrassing. I feel a lit…