A New Theory for "Mona Lisa"

  • metta

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    Feb 03, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    A New Theory for "Mona Lisa"


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    An Italian art historian, Silvano Vinceti, believes the model for the "Mona Lisa" was a man named Gian Giacomo Caprotti, better known as Salai, a male apprentice (and possible lover) of da Vinci.

    At a press conference in Rome on Wednesday, Vinceti explained his theory. "Salai was a favorite model for Leonardo," Vinceti said. "Leonardo certainly inserted characteristics of Salai in the last version of the 'Mona Lisa.'" Vinceti pointed out the similarities between the noses and mouths as examples.

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    Gian Giacomo Caprotti was also thought to be one of his lovers.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gian_Giacomo_Caprotti_-_Salai.jpg

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  • GQjock

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    Feb 03, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Caprotti was also thought to be a male prostitute of that time
    His nickname Salai .... is a derivative of "Little Devil" ....Saladino
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Cool_story_bro_interesante_historia_ese.
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    Feb 03, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    The theory's been around for a while, but it was ascribed a different male lover. Da Vinci's homosexuality isn't disputed, so I'm not sure if ultimately it's not simply moot.

    That being said, the relevance of the Mona Lisa to the context of art history is a beast in and of itself. It is a pariah in such a grand scale that the minute details of the source model don't even scratch the unfortunate globalized pop culture icon that piece became.
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    Feb 03, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    I dont think every prominent man in history was secretly gay. Its all poppycock to me. Its like believing Star or The Observer. Its all crap.
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    Feb 03, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    EvanOnFire saidI dont think every prominent man in history was secretly gay. Its all poppycock to me. Its like believing Star or The Observer. Its all crap.


    Da Vinci wasn't secretly gay, he was quite overt about it.