Thursday, January 13, 2011

Product placement in the High Renaissance

Silvano Vinceti claims he has found the letter "S'' in the woman's left eye, the letter "L'' in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. According to the researcher, the symbols open up new leads to identifying the model, dating the painting, and attesting to Leonardo's interest in religion and mysticism.
Maybe, but could it be that Leonardo was interested in shoes?

1 comment:

Stephen Stratford said...


I take my hat - a straw boater made in China for Eskay, a division of Hills Hats Ltd - off to you.