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La Gioconda, the masterpiece of the divine magic of Leonardo

Updated on October 2, 2016
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Enigmatic mysteries in the greatest artwork of Leonardo da Vinci. Follow the Light!

The mirror twin of Mona Lisa
The mirror twin of Mona Lisa | Source

Mona Lisa and her mysterious Mirror Twin

La Gioconda, the masterwork of Leonardo da Vinci and the most famous portrait in the human history – beautiful, delicate, magnificent, and most of everything enigmatic!

There is no doubt; the best art work of Leonardo da Vinci is also his masterpiece of ghostly embodied secrets. If someone could talk to the spirt of La Gioconda, would understand the meaning of the dark veil, gently covering her hair. Maybe her dark veil is a symbol of mystery and hidden dark secrets.

Yes, there are many questions about Mona Lisa, on which would be hard to find answers. Some of them are mentioned on the official website of the Louvre Museum in Paris:

Who is the smiling sitter?

Who commissioned the portrait?

How long Leonardo worked on the painting?

How long he kept it?

How it came to be in the French royal collection?

At that point, I would add some more questions:

Why there was never revealed an official record of the whereabouts of the original portrait of Mona Lisa over the World War Second? Who was personally responsible with the protection and preserving of the Always Happily Smiling?

Yes, there was a travelling wooden crate labelled “Mona Lisa” in Loire Valley, but that does not prove anything. The original painting of Leonardo was craftily hidden away.

Why a portrait of Mona Lisa, which could be nearly identical copy of the original, eventually ended into the secret Nazi stolen-art warehouse in the Austrian Alps Altaussee salt mine? The portrait had a restitution number MNR 265, but with no proven owner, the copy was handed to Louvre Museum for safekeeping in 1950.

What was the personal interest of Adolf Hitler about Mona Lisa? Why he intended the finest super-trophy piece to hang in to-be-build-art-museum in his hometown in Austria, “A.H. Linz”?

Can you imagine why Nazi SS did not take the portrait of Mona Lisa to Germany?

What really contained the secret vault of Himmler, formally kept in the Nazi SS stronghold near Koblenz? Was there the original portrait of La Gioconda, a mirror twin of Mona Lisa?

There are many weird questions about Mona Lisa, but one thing is certain, the possession of Leonardo´s greatest artwork was and remains of strategical importance. It is obvious; the most important reason, which makes the portrait so special, is the identity of the mysterious smiling sitter.

It is well known that there are several copies of Mona Lisa, most likely painted by Leonardo´s students. However, studying the way in which Hitler and Himmler tried to use esoteric methods, and exploit the legends about the Germanic Light, I concluded, that they found out a portrait, mirror image of Mona Lisa, painted by Maestro Leonardo himself. According to the Westphalia´s legends, the only name of the mysteriously smiling woman would be “Die immer lacht!” (The one always smiling). In Italian, it would sound “La Gioconda”. Most likely Leonardo gave this joyful name to the very special sitter, a mirror twin of Mona Lisa.

So, we are talking about two paintings – one of them is Mona Lisa, which everyone can see in Louvre Museum in Paris; the other one looks identical, with the only difference that it is her magnificent mirror twin.

Who is the smiling sitter? What is her connection to the Westphalian legends? Who and when commissioned Leonardo? Why there is a suggestion that Leonardo considered the portraits unfinished, and kept them to the end of his life?

Answering those questions is speculative and very sensitive, but there were records, that Leonardo had two assistants mentioned in his will. Therefore, he handed the destiny of the twin portraits to these two assistants.

When Leonardo passed away, his trusted assistant Francesco Melzi took care of the work of his life. He delivered the precious La Gioconda to her mysterious final destination.

Mona Lisa, which was the working copy of La Gioconda, according to Leonardo´s will, went to his assistant and servant Gian Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno, which Leonardo called Salaì. Here is the funny element - Salaì means the Devil or the little unclean one. Leonardo was describing his servant as a liar, thief and glutton. Calling the sly servant Salaì, Leonardo was joking and enjoying the misleading role of the little devil in the world´s history. His servant sold the portrait of Mona Lisa to the French King. No doubt, the sly Salaì knew about the importance of the famous picture, but he did not know the terrible secret embodied in the enigmatic smile of the sitter. No big surprise, there was a spread word, that the sly Salaì reproduced Mona Lisa, and sold the portraits like Leonardo´s work.

Who is the sitter?

Everyone can see a smiling jocund woman. Her gown and scarf are unremarkable, not revealing an aristocratic status, nor a family insignia.

There were suggestions, but no one never claimed family ties or sings of ownerships. Therefore, the woman is fictional, divine inspiration of Leonardo.

The identity of the famous sitter was hidden on purpose, but Leonardo left clues. The artistic formula used by Maestro was, “Do not look at the clothing, follow the mystique Light!”

The space behind the sitter is highly layered in architectural setting. The only light coming beyond the horizon could be considered to be the light of dawn.

Looking closely at the face of the smiling sitter, you can see that the outside light does not illuminate it. The gentle yellow-white light reflecting at her face could come from only one place in front of the sitter. Obvious, it was a single candle.

However, there is more bright light, which is not result of reflection, rather it radiates from the chest of the sitter. This light dose not propagate like any other light on the picture. There is strong illumination, but seen no reflection of that light on other parts of the body. The very question: Did Leonardo show the divine light of a jocund mother, carrying the son of God under her heart? Is that the Germanic Goddess of Dawn?

True, it is very intriguing question. Honestly, I was not the only one to pay attention to that Light. But I was the only one to dare to make it public, and reveal an ancient dark secret, hidden from centuries.

Guess, Leonardo have been told about the the deep impact of the Goddess of Dawn in human history. He knew that the Germans carry the Germanic Goddess in their genetic memory from thousands of years. Many of them still use to say, "Meine Göttin!" (Oh, my Goddess!), instead the common saying "Oh, my God!" It also makes sense why the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) wrote the poem "Meine Göttin".

I clothed the fairy legend of the mystic Germanic Light in the fiction crime story "The Sequence". You can see how many people have been on the hunt craving for power.

Follow the Light!

© 2016 Nina Andrews


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