Mona Lisa theory no.724

August 24 2015

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Picture: Louvre

It's August, news is slow (stock market crashes notwithstanding), and news outlets are forced to gorge themselves on Mona Lisa stories.

Ping into my inbox comes this press release:

The Mona Lisa Knot

My Journey Finding Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa 

Caroline Cocciardi has found a message of love authored and painted by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci on his most prized possession, “Mona Lisa”.

For the last 500 years this anomaly visible to the naked eye has gone unremarked-upon the Mona Lisa painting. The models only embellishment, a one inch by four inch interlocking embroidered knot pattern  in the form of a series of geometric designs that do not belong on Mona Lisa's frumpy house dress!

 Writer, filmmaker, and interior designer Caroline Cocciardi spent a decade in search of an unknown Leonardo da Vinci. “Not the masterful artist, engineer, or draftsman I was looking for Leonardo, the man who grabbed my soul with his mural, The Last Supper, in Milan in 1999. The experience lead me to discover Leonardo: The Lover.”

Cocciardi’s discovery of The Mona Lisa Knot holds a profound and surprising message from Leonardo in the only language he trusted to express his highest sentiments: mathematics. Leonardo’s The Mona Lisa Knot message is about to be revealed.

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