The Cult of Leonardo

May 16 2011

Stephen Bayley has a good piece in the Telegraph on the cult of Leonardo: 

More than any other artist, Leonardo has a cult following. He is not merely a figure of prodigal creativity, he is a source of myths, legends, untruths, half-truths and baffling conspiracies, the inspiration for an ocean of pseudo-science and mumbo-jumbo. 

He also refers to the latest Leonardo fantasy, the attempt to dig up 'Mona Lisa'

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