From Left to Right: Portrait of Salai: 1495 -1503Mona Lisa: 1505-1507 (or up till 1519)St. John the Baptist: 1514Leonardo's Self Portrait: 1512-1515 In my 'blook' (blog + book) I try and explain why these faces align. Showing that they do is pretty obvious, but trying to show that there was intent is a little more complicated.
"It's a coincidence." "Artists find a certain position or formula for painting a face."
So although its apparent these painting's faces align it's not apparent why. Most people chalk it up to coincidence but I didn't stop there. I thought that for two faces to align in the way that these do that it would have to be intentional. That Leonardo meant for these faces to be viewed when they were combined together.
This is a sketch from da Vinci's journals, it shows three faces/ paintings being…