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Posted on 07/30/2007 2:22:56 PM PDT by blam
Da Vinci's Last Supper: New conspiracy theory
By Matthew Moore
Last Updated: 9:35am BST 30/07/2007
It is a conspiracy theory worthy of a Dan Brown novel.
The composite version of the Last Supper, created by superimposing the original with its mirror image
New claims that Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper contains a hidden image of a woman holding a child are provoking a storm of interest on the internet.
The figure allegedly appears when the 15th Century mural painting is superimposed with its mirror image, and both are made partially transparent.
The 'woman' leans across the group in Christ's direction...
According to Slavisa Pesci, an Italian amateur scholar, the resulting composite picture shows a figure clutching what appears to be a young child.
More cynical observers may conclude that the double-image is far too blurry and faded to draw such conclusions.
Mr Pesci, who revealed his "findings" last week, chose not to speculate on who the child could be, but internet conspiracy theorists have been quick to point out similarities to the plot of the bestseller The Da Vinci Code, in which Jesus married his follower, Mary Magdelene.
Leonardo da Vinci websites received millions of hits within hours of Mr Pesci's announcement, and at least four - www.leonardodavinci.tv, www.codicedavinci.tv, www.cenacolo.biz and www.leonardo2007.com - were still down this morning due to the weight of traffic.
Mr Pesci also claims that the superimposed image shows a goblet in front of Jesus Christ - perhaps a depiction of his blessing of bread and wine - and transforms two of the people sitting at the table into knights.
... while on the other side two guests appear as knights
"I came across it by accident, from some of the details you can infer that we are not talking about chance but about a precise calculation," he said.
The Last Supper, one of the most famous and valuable paintings in the world, depicts the meal shortly before Christ's death when he announced to his disciples that one of them would betray him.
The long-haired figure who appears as a woman in Mr Pesci's double image is Philip, the figure wearing orange, third on Christ's left in the original.
The basis of The Da Vinci Code is that the feminine figure on Christ's immediate right was actually Mary Magdelene, not John as most scholars believe.
Sorry, I don’t see anything. So, bang, there goes another theory.
Yea, and if you look at it right to left, instead of left to right, it says “Paul is dead.”
My theory says that Dan Brown may not find all his gained riches worth it.
I see a UFO!
Ping for obvious reasons.
—Slavisa Pesci, an Italian amateur scholar—
“Pesci” means “Fishes” in Italian.
Jesus’s symbol is a fish.
Therefore, it may be stated conclusively that Ms. Pesci is a descendant of Christ and Mary Magdalene </s>.
There’s a sucker born every minute. Assuming this is true, and that it really is an image of a woman holding a young child, what does that tell us of the historical Jesus? Leonardo lived 1400+ years after the events depicted in that painting. How could he possibly have any idea what went on during the Last Supper? And what the heck are “knights” doing there? There were no “knights” during that time period. Unless those “knights” are supposed to be Roman centurions, but that just makes the painting make LESS sense.
It looks like the waitress is bringing the bill...
Actually, that’s Boy George holding a crack pipe.
It’s the Jews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and the bicycle riders.....)
So, when an image of a feminine looking character who is looking AWAY from Jesus is reversed, it looks like there is a feminine looking character looking AT Jesus. Oh my goodness, that’s amazing!
One thing that Da Vinci did was to sketch his idea out, re-sketch them and continue this until he found what he was looking for. I think this is what people are seeing. He did the same thing with the chapel cieling. He sketched and sketched and sketched. You would, most likely, see the same types of things.
How come they were all sitting on the same side of the table?
Just some garbage that will find its way into another anti-Christian novel just before Easter.
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