Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian artist and engineer used to make propaganda for the Catholic Church. Like Pietro Perugino and Alessandro Boticelli, he was trained in Florence by Andrea del Verrocchio. He helped painting The Baptism of Christ (with John the Baptist). He made a portrait of Isabella d'Este (Mona Lisa). Ludovica Sforza, Duke of Milan, was his patron. He was a friend of the de Medici family, who played a pivotal role in inventing Greek texts and creating Hermeticism (cult of Hermes/Mercury), the so called Renaissance.

The Mona Lisa was bought by Francis I of France (Order of the Golden Fleece) and kept in the Louvre museum in Paris.

He made the Vitruvian Man drawing as an illustration of the 'divine' proportions of man (knowledge of sacred geometry, masonic symbolism of squaring the circle to find the philosopher's stone), as described by Luca Pacioli in Divine Proportione.

He taught Rafael drawing in perspective. Julius II (della Rovere) ordered Rafael to paint the School of Athens with Plato based on Da Vinci and Aristotle.

Marcel Duchamp (program Modernism in the art scene) made a parody of the Mona Lisa. Like his drawing of the Vitruvian Man, The Mona Lisa became a pop culture icon.

In 1984 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were introduced with names Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Donatello.

Dan Brown wrote The Da Vinci Code in 2003, linking him to the Priory of Sion hoax and Holy Grail mythology. Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince wrote the Turin Shroud How da Vinci Fooled History.

Ron Howard directed The Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou in 2006.

Astrological chart

born 4/15/1452, date of Fordicidia, Dodi Fayed, d Abraham Lincoln.

Dominants: Pisces (the Moon), Taurus (the hierophant), Libra- Neptune (spirituality, illusion), Jupiter, Venus.

died 5/2/1519 date Charlotte, David Beckham.

Works

1490 The Vitruvian Man
1491 Lady with an Ermeline
1492-1498 Last Supper Jesus Christ and his apostles
1493 Virgin of the Rocks (with John the Baptist)
1503-1516 Mona Lisa

Italy

Catholic Church

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