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Now, That’s What I Call a Completely Different Take on the Pieta

If I were a betting man, I would say that this translation by Jessie Lemont of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Pieta” was inspired by The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Normally, all references to Michelangelo’s statue would be that … Continue reading

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Astrological Portrait of an Artist

Leonardo da Vinci This is the man on whom everyone in the present has ‘blamed’ for a heretical concept from the distant past. It would be foolish to tackle this misunderstanding without understanding the man first. As usual, I will … Continue reading

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Is Barbra the New Mona?

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Leonardo da Vinci and the Vitruvian Man

Universal Genius Following on from yesterday’s article about the Golden Ratio, I wish to focus on Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man, today. At the bottom of the original drawing on paper, Leonardo wrote some notes (backwards, mirror-style). Here’s a translation as quoted … Continue reading

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