Prado copy of Mona Lisa provides self-evident proof of secret code
Leonardo Da Vinci's Iconic female painting personifies Bramante's Tempietto in Rome
Self-evident proof has been released showing that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa as a personification of Bramante's Tempietto in Rome. The Prado copy of the iconic painting provides corroborating detail that the partial pillars on the wall behind the Mona Lisa figure, and the chair she sits on, were taken directly from the architecture of the chapel.
According to Scott Lund's "Mona Lisa Code," Leonardo Da Vinci and his good friend Donato Bramante created their works together to express the religious doctrine of the "Two Faces of the Soul." With his newly released visual presentation, Lund thinks the evidence is conclusive. "The sister projects of the Tempietto and the Mona Lisa were clear artistic and symbolic representations of each other," says Lund. "Most assertions and assumptions about the Mona Lisa are wrong, and art history is about to be rewritten."
Lund points out that the Tempietto, which sits atop Rome's highest hill, was the vantage point from where the right side landscape of the Mona Lisa was viewed. The site was the mythical location of the citadel of the two-faced Roman god Janus, who Da Vinci used as his hidden metaphor for the dualistic painting.
In 2010, Lund revealed that the Mona Lisa figure was the secret depiction of a double soul shared between a mother and her unborn child. Da Vinci had written about the concept, and he believed souls gave birth to other souls. In his new presentation, Lund shows that the architectural basis for the Tempietto was two tangent circles, which were symbolic of the conception of one soul from another. Lund believes the unique double-bellied design of the upper railing, clearly seen as the spindles of the armrest, also represents the metaphor of a splitting soul. The railing effectively divides the Tempietto into upper and lower halves.
"Ongoing excavations to discover the remains of Lisa Gherardini, the supposed model for the Mona Lisa, will shed no light on the painting," says Lund. "Whether or not her bones are found at a former Ursuline convent in Florence, it has no connection to the Mona Lisa Code, or to Leonardo da Vinci, who most certainly did not use her likeness."
The Tempietto di Bramante in Montorio is under the authority of the Real Academia de Espana en Roma, or "Royal Academy of Spain in Rome," and under the patronage of the Spanish Royal Family."
Proof of secret code in Mona Lisa
History sleuth Scott Lund holds press conference on 9/10/11 at world's most celebrated meeting place
Proof of the Mona Lisa Code was presented in Rome by Scott Lund on September 10, 2011. At 3 p.m. Lund addressed a crowd of people gathered near the ancient Colosseum, then led them to the tune of a bagpiper across the Tiber river to the top of the Janiculum hill. There he identified the Tempietto of Bramante as the site where Leonardo had his vision for the Mona Lisa. International coverage of the event included major Italian media such as La Repubblica, Il Tempo, La Stampa, and AGI.
The greatest secret in art history was declared by Scott Lund in Rome on 9/10/11. It was revealed to be an ingenious optical trick that Leonardo da Vinci used to transform the viewer of the Mona Lisa into the two-faced Roman Sun-god Janus, who looks in opposite directions simultaneously.
Lund has identified the Tempietto of Bramante as the site where Leonardo had his vision for the world's most famous work of art. He states that the Mona Lisa is a personification of the elegant circular chapel built by Donato Bramante at the presumed location of the mythical citadel occupied by Janus at the beginning of Italian civilization.
With a large graphic presentation, Lund demonstrated that, contrary to popular belief, the Mona Lisa's landscape is not a fantasy, but a precise survey map of Rome and its vicinity. The survey cleverly defines the two extremes of religion, marking the center of Christianity on the right side, and the center of paganism on the left. The dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican is one end of the survey, and the site of the cult practices of the goddess Diana at Lake Nemi is the other. A line between the two endpoints, 29.5 km apart, intersects the Tempietto of Bramante.
Lund points out that Lake Nemi was the cradle of European witchcraft, and its location on the Mona Lisa was dangerously heretical during the Renaissance period. Using the pagan god Janus as the theme for the painting also implied Leonardo's heretical conviction that the sun was the center of the Universe.
In his book "The Mona Lisa Code," Lund identifies the central figure of the Mona Lisa as a single soul shared between an expectant mother and her unborn male child. The dualistic theme of Janus is symbolized by the partial pillars on either side of the painting, and the god is also identified by the code words ANIMA SOL, which is a secret anagram for the name Mona Lisa, meaning "Soul/Sun god" in Latin.
"What tied the soul and the sun together for Leonardo is that he believed the sun to be the source for the vital force of the soul," says Lund, "Leonardo also believed that all images, including the Mona Lisa, were the result of the sun being projected onto the soul at the back of the eye."
"Leonardo was extremely logical, and the method of his genius is that he always sought out logical extremes. The opposite faces of the Sun-god Janus uniquely portrayed the metaphor of a land survey, which requires the connection of a straight line between two points," says Lund.
According to Lund, Leonardo worked with the architect Bramante at the court of Milan until 1499 when an invading French army sent their patron, Duke Ludovico Sforza, fleeing the city. The two friends then sought safety and new opportunities in Rome, which was preparing for its Grand Jubilee of 1500. The Mona Lisa was probably begun in conjunction with the groundbreaking of Bramante's Tempietto in 1502, at a time when Leonardo was known to have been in Rome. Their complementary projects were intended to symbolize the religious doctrine of the "Two Faces of the Soul."
Lund says that the radical stereoscopic illusion Leonardo crafted into the Mona Lisa exceeds the imagination of any Hollywood movie script writer. Billions of people have viewed the painting without suspecting the ingenious Janus-faced perspective that the grand master had placed them in.
Witch Owls and Christian Saint
Mona Lisa landscape hides images connected with cult site of Roman Childbirth goddess Diana
Three Owls and St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child are seen hidden in the rock formations of the Mona Lisa's left landscape. Investigative writer Scott Lund has discovered these startling images that identify the end of a survey line that Leonardo da Vinci drew from the Vatican to the primary cult site of the Childbirth goddess Diana at Lake Nemi near Rome.
Mona Lisa Code TV Channel airs first episode on YouTube
Lund talks about the insight that started his quest of discovery into Da Vinci's hidden secrets
July 24, 2011
Scott Lund presents his main thesis on YouTube
O.C. Register magazine
Reporter for popular Southern California arts section looks into Scott Lund's challenge
Huffington Post profiles Scott Lund
Award-winning journalist Ellen Sterling looks into Lund's background and discoveries
July 27, 2010
Ellen's colorful article is entitled: "Solving a Centuries-Old Mystery: Who Is That Lady? That's No Lady, That's Mona Lisa."
Bel-Air Magazine premieres with Mona Lisa Code feature article
Public debut makes international news
June 18, 2010
Writer Scott Lund seen at magazine launch party between publishers Rick and Melanie Amor, with publicist Elizabeth Venturini on right.
The Mona Lisa Code made its first appearance in Bel-Air Magazine's June-July, 2010 issue.
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