Friday, March 24, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Was Da Vinci in The Last Supper ?


Posted on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 | Comment icon 11 comments


Image credit: Leonardo Da Vinci

 
Did Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci paint his likeness in to one of his most famous paintings ?

Art expert Ross King believes that Da Vinci used his own image when he painted Thomas and James the Lesser in The Last Supper. The claim is partly based on a poem by Da Vinci's friend Gasparo Visconti who made references suggesting that Da Vinci may have included his likeness in some of his paintings. A chalk drawing thought to portray Da Vinci from 1515 also bears resemblance to the two figures in The Last Supper.

"The Last Supper is the only work that no one - either crackpot or academic - has tried to identify as a Leonardo portrait," said King.

"In humorous verse, Visconti mocks an unnamed artist for putting his self-portrait into his paintings "however handsome it may be" and with his own "actions and ways", namely gestures and expressions."

  View: Full article |  Source: Independent

  Discuss: View comments (11)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 21 August, 2012, 12:43
The man was an extremely talented artist. He had the right to paint himself in anywhere, even as a 'happy tree' in my opinion.
Comment icon #3 Posted by E. L. Wisty on 21 August, 2012, 13:10
Unfortunately it's pretty hard to say anything definite about this painting, because nobody knows what it's really supposed to look like. Leonardo used an experimental type of paint he'd invented which began to self-destruct almost as soon as it was finished. The painting has been restored 19 times, mostly very carelessly. At one point it was in such a state that they knocked a door through it, thus destroying the legs of Jesus (and making it less obvious that he's 8 feet tall). Judas in particular has suffered multiple indignities. At an early stage he was repainted to look more Jewish (a bit... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Ninhursag on 21 August, 2012, 14:51
Leonardo Was A Peculiar Character .. It Is Only Reasonable He Would Insert Peculiarities In His Works As Well
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lava_Lady on 21 August, 2012, 17:37
Some people think of this painting as real, like a photo of the actual thing. Possibly in reverence to Jesus.... Even though it doesn't make sense. its DaVincis vision, his hand painted it and he can put whoever he wants in it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by shaddow134 on 21 August, 2012, 18:05
Seriously would it matter if he was? This is not big news,the world still turns....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Junior Chubb on 21 August, 2012, 22:34
I misread title and thought i was gonna be reading a scoop about Leo being "at" the Last Supper. lol Ah, well. While am here... Why not? I would have made myself Thomas and given Judas the face of Tony Curtis. He was not there for the supper, but he was there when it was painted.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Harlequin Dreamer on 22 August, 2012, 0:28
Is this a trick question and the answer lies in the Da Vinci code pt3.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 22 August, 2012, 2:32
If he put himself in there,shouldn't the other three ninja turtles been there too ?
Comment icon #10 Posted by ealdwita on 23 August, 2012, 18:31
They look a right bunch of oiks in that picture! It'd be touch and go whether our Doris would've even served them in the Red Lion! I can hear her now......."B****y hippies! Damned good wash an' a 'aircut is what they need! Coming in 'ere, droppin' breadcrumbs everywhere! An' that 'Holier-than-thou' one in the middle - he'll come to a sticky end, you mark my words!"
Comment icon #11 Posted by Idano on 26 August, 2012, 12:59
So that's where Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King got the idea...


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5869472
252299
166321

 
Sleepwalker visits store, tries to buy melon
3-23-2017
A 23-year-old woman had to be escorted home by police after sleepwalking in to a local supermarket.
Scotland could be birthplace of the dinosaurs
3-23-2017
A major shakeup of the dinosaur family tree has suggested that they may have originated in the UK.
Video of giant chicken freaks out the Internet
3-23-2017
Footage of what appears to be an abnormally large chicken has gone viral after appearing on Twitter.
Trump signs new bill to send humans to Mars
3-22-2017
$19.5 billion has been authorized to support a renewed commitment to NASA's manned space program.
Other news in this category
Pyramid-shaped tomb is unearthed in China
Posted 3-21-2017 | 15 comments
A mysterious 2,000-year-old tomb with a pyramid-like shape has been found beneath a construction site....
 
'Big discovery' as statue unearthed in Egypt
Posted 3-10-2017 | 11 comments
Archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Ramses II statue within a Cairo slum....
 
4,000-year-old structure found in Galilee
Posted 3-6-2017 | 14 comments
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient table-like stone structure inscribed with mysterious artwork....
 
King Tut's tomb to undergo third set of scans
Posted 2-27-2017 | 37 comments
A new team is set to attempt a last-ditch effort to find evidence of a secret chamber in the tomb....
 
New Dead Sea Scrolls cave found in Israel
Posted 2-9-2017 | 5 comments
The cave, though previously looted of its scrolls, is the first to be discovered in more than 60 years....
 
Mysterious earthworks found in the Amazon
Posted 2-7-2017 | 13 comments
More than 450 large geometrical geoglyphs have been discovered in areas cleared by deforestation....
 
James Cameron finds 'evidence of Atlantis'
Posted 2-1-2017 | 576 comments
The famed movie director has linked the discovery of bronze age anchors to the legend of Atlantis....
 
Lost kingdom of Rheged found in Scotland
Posted 1-20-2017 | 8 comments
Archaeologists believe that they have located the site of a lost kingdom dating back to the Dark Ages....
 
Hidden wall discovered near Egyptian city
Posted 12-26-2016 | 3 comments
Archaeologists have unveiled a hidden wall that may indicate the presence of nearby pharaonic tombs....
 
Evidence of prehistoric plant cooking found
Posted 12-20-2016 | 3 comments
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found cooking pot fragments dating back over 10,000 years....
 
Mystery surrounds Amazon's 'Stonehenge'
Posted 12-16-2016 | 14 comments
An ancient civilization is believed to have built standing stones in the rainforest over 1,000 years ago....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ