"The Last Supper" or Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena - by Leonardo Da Vinci circa. 1495 Photograph credit - Wikipedia


Leonardo Da Vinci is probably one of the most historically reknowned artists of all time, and his work " The Last Supper", or Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena as it is known in Italian, is arguably one of the world's most recognisable paintings.  But Da Vinci was not only a masterful painter! And as we are discovering today there are many secrets hidden within the brushstrokes which tell us things previously unknown about the man behind the art. 


Today I wanted to share an interesting theory uncovered in 2007 by an Italian musician who claimed there is a 40 second long piece of music hidden within the painting. So Da Vinci was a musician too, it appears!


The theory dictates that when you impose a 5 line stave across the table in the painting, the breadrolls and hands become the musical notes. But there is more! Reading the notes traditionally from left to right doesn't appear to support this theory, however Da Vinci was known to have written from right to left at times so when we apply this concept to the collection of notes we not only have a small piece of original music direct from the master but also an incredible look into the workings of this artists' unique approach to the arts. Mindblowing! 


Want to hear it for yourself? Find it here

Now if that doesn't make you go wow, I'm not sure what will!


Happy day creatives,

Kimx








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"Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia