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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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Found this, but it's from last year.



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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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That one is showing where her eyebrows use to be before it was restored
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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:32 PM
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upload.wikimedia.org...

This wiki file has a fairly large copy, you can even zoom in pretty fair without it pixilating
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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Isn't there also a problem that the Mona Lisa has been restored in the past so the paint on the very surface wouldn't be by De Vinci?

I'm not sure how it works but couldn;t the letters and numbers be from some sort of restoration attempt?



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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I have been considering this for quite some time now. In WW2 all the paintings in the Louvre and other Art Galleries in Europe moved every single painting out of the cities and into the countryside in hidden manor houses, to keep them safe from shelling and the war.

Whats to the say the originals were ever replaced? Or they were, but then theyve been replaced in recent times. With the end times coming, and TPTB planning for it, they are arogant enough to ensure that "their" precious pieces of art survive it. Whats to say that every major piece of artwork on display right now isnt a copy?
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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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I wonder what book it was that prompted them to look in the first place. I think I want to read that book...

edit - Several articles quote "1960's book by a French Art Historian"... but no name...
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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
What could this possibly reveal?


Maybe that it's a forgery done on newspaper?



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by xynephadyn
I have been considering this for quite some time now. In WW2 all the paintings in the Louvre and other Art Galleries in Europe moved every single painting out of the cities and into the countryside in hidden manor houses, to keep them safe from shelling and the war.

Whats to the say the originals were ever replaced? Or they were, but then theyve been replaced in recent times. With the end times coming, and TPTB planning for it, they are arogant enough to ensure that "their" precious pieces of art survive it. Whats to say that every major piece of artwork on display right now isnt a copy?
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You've seen the movie 2012 right?



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by davespanners
Isn't there also a problem that the Mona Lisa has been restored in the past so the paint on the very surface wouldn't be by De Vinci?

I'm not sure how it works but couldn;t the letters and numbers be from some sort of restoration attempt?



According to this only the bottom half the painting has ever been restored after acid was thrown on it 1956.
www.lairweb.org.nz...
Some age spots were removed in the 1950's but they were afraid to really clean it.
And something else news to me: "X-rays have shown there are three different versions of the Mona Lisa hidden under the present one."



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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Excellent find. Thanks for sharing!

Bit of a disappointment that they're being so coy about what the actual letters and numbers are tho...

S&F btw



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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I can't see any numbers but I can see that she seriously needs to moisturise



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
oh man

a real Davinci code

kewl

it would be funny as hell to find out
the numbers were the local telephone number
for Dominos Pizza delivery.

hahahaha

or it could be the Long and Lat
coordinates for the discovery of
the Ark of the Covenant.

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ROFL!

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posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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This is really interesting ,and maybe there are some secrets hiding in the mysterious numbers and letters.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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The Mona Lisa has been an inspiration to both Art and Science since it was popularized in the 19th century.
She still holds secrets.



4.4 DROMART-MAIROT, docteur-ès-lettres: "Le fonds de la Joconde...", 1933:

Page 3: The "ONE and SIMILAR", of Pythagore directs the research of Vinci toward the "unit-duality" principle, generator of all. On one side, unit, equality, concord, sympathy in one absolute; on the other, discrimination, multiplicity, analogies, pictures, identity in the variety, projection of points in the space, generation, of lines and surfaces, shapes and volumes, notions of reports, propositions and harmony... By the ONE and the SIMILAR", Leonard joined the organic and the biologic to the logic of a Creative God ...

Page 58: "The eternal feminine breathes in her as in the landscape the soul of the world: she is the lyre, with varied and sensitive ropes not yet touched by indifferent or clumsy hands... Possessed by the caresses of the brush like an astral flesh, she probably belonged only insofar as his mastery made her his property to give her to immortality... She remains the monument of the sublime duel between matter and mind, let by one the deepest searcher of the mysteries of life, and of the minuscule world each of us carries in himself... "



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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What's bugging me is that artists have had magnifying glasses to this painting for so long, and nobody else has realized it? An artist would have been able to easily distinguish some writing from a brush stroke. That's what you are doing, is actually studying the brush strokes, how each color blended into the load on each bristle, how the brush was swashed to bled colors.

Other than that, this is awesome!



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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In all seriousness, I'm going to go up to my attic with a magnifying glass to see whether these claims are true.

The rest of you can analyse that copy that's held in the Louvre, until your heart's content.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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A recent spate of books and articles have suggested that Leonardo Da Vinci was the leader of a clandestine society and that he hid secret codes and messages in his art work. Is this true? In addition to his role in history as a famous painter, scientist and inventor, was he also the keeper of some vast secret to be passed down through the ages?

Ciphers and Encryption

Leonardo was certainly no stranger to the use codes and encryption. His notes are all written backwards with "mirror" writing. It is unclear exactly why Leonardo did this. It has been suggested that he may have felt that some of his military inventions would be too destructive and powerful if they fell into the wrong hands, therefore he protected his notes by using this reversed writing method. Other scholars point out that this type of encryption was is fairly simple to break. One needs only to hold to hold the paper up to a mirror to read it. If Leonardo was using it for security, he probably was only concerned about hiding the contents from a casual observer.

Other researchers have suggested that he used this reversed writing because he found it easier. Leonardo was left-handed and this would have made writing backwards less difficult for him than for a right-handed person.

www.unmuseum.org...



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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Backinblack.....

" It's the background.. I've always wondered why he painted it as such.."

The background was all part of an optical illusion, both landscapes are actually from slightly different angles / heights . This causes your eyes to re-focus for a split second. But because you are looking directly at her face, the effect is her mouth appears to turn up at the edges.

The famous....... " Is she smiling or not " dilemma.

He experimented with this effect a few times, and is the first known artist to do so.



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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Left eye:



I see a small circle within a circle with an "X" behind/intersecting it.

Right eye:




posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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All that I can see from those images is a highly pixelated representation of the original canvas, at extreme close range.

Gimme some numbers !





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