Havia de fer una presentació per a un curs d’anglès i estava llegint la novel·la de Javier Sierra “La Cena Secreta” sobre el Sant Sopar de Leonardo da Vinci. El tema em va semblar interessant i es va acabar convertint en la presentació per al curs.
Hi ha quadres que oculten missatges i aquest mural en concret en guarda molts. Cada personatge, cada gest i altres molts detalls tenen significats ocults en el mural com veureu. Les fotos són de foroxervar.com.
Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Anchiano, near Vinci in Tuscany, Italy.
In 1495, Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, commissioned a mural to Leonardo for the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It was a mural painting of 460cm x 880cm. This painting doesn’t depict the moment of the Eucharist but the moment when Jesus Christ announces who will betray him. Jesus doesn’t have the bread in front of him. Where is the Holy Grail? Nobody has the halo of sanctity, which was normal in Christian art. Only Jesus looks like has one over his head. This is formed by the arcade of the window on the background.
Brief description of the apostles:
- There are 13 people in the painting, 12 apostles and Jesus. Jesus is in the centre and IS the Centre.
- James Major has the same face as Jesus, following the theory that he was the brother of Jesus.
- John is painted with a Madonna’s face. He looks like a woman.
- Like Simon and Andrew, are also twin brothers.
- Thaddeus has the face of Leonardo. It’s a self-portrait.
- Simon dresses in white, like a wise man. His face is the face of Plato, the wise Greek. Leonardo shows us the origin of his own knowledge.
- Thaddeus (Leonardo) and Matthew have got their back to Jesus.
- Jude Iscariote is the darkest figure in the painting, but he doesn’t look like the traitor. It is Peter that has a dagger in his hand and seems to be moving John’s face to attack Jesus.
- The facial expression of Andrew seems to be saying ‘I’m not guilty’.
Other details to emphasize:
- On the table there isn’t any Easter mutton. There is only fish.
- The Cathars didn’t accept any food that came from of the coitus. They ate fish because they believed that fish didn’t copulate.
- In the painting there is lighter on the right-hand side (from our point of view). That’s where Plato is. Plato is knowledge.
Possible interpretations – clues:
- The apostles are in 4 groups of 3 people. One group for each primitive element: wind, earth, fire and water. Jesus is the Sun, in the centre, and the disciples are the twelve zodiacal signs.
- Jesus is the Centre. At him right side is the shadow, where are Jude Iscariote and Peter with the dagger, and the other side is the light zone, where are Plato and da Vinci himself.
- Look at the tablecloth on the right side of the picture, at the bottom, when there is a knot in a painting, we know that the work is probably dedicated to Mary Magdalene.
- Each disciple was identified by Jesus with a nickname. For instance, Bartholomew was Mirabilis – the prodigious”, Matthew was “Navus – the diligent”, or Thaddeus (Leonardo) was “occultator”, and like this, the rest of the group. Jesus is the A. Look de mural painting and the nicknames.
- If we take the first letter of each nickname, we can form the phrase:
MUT – NEM – A – LOS – NOC
But what does it mean?
Look at Simon, he is Plato, who represents “knowledge”, with his hands indicates where the real start to read is, and now we can form other phrase:
CON – SOL –A – MEN –TUM
The only sacrament admitted for the pure men, the leaders of the Cathars, a kind of baptism, communion and extreme unction all in one. It’s the purging of evil, a spiritual baptism.
Bé, that’s all folks!!!
Vull agrair a l’Elena l’ajut que en aquest post m’ha brindat. Espero us hagi semblat interessant, Leonardo da Vinci és, al meu criteri, un dels personatges més extaordinaris que hi ha hagut en la història.