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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci, Barbara Agreste writes about Leonardo's art.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci ‘s art is something very precious to me. I could not do without one of his images (a drawing, a painting) here on my blog, is it because artists care for other artists? Is it because I wanted to look at such brilliant master of the past in the hope that I would learn something magic from his work?


Or maybe I simply wanted this piece “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist” in my home, up on a wall, like an oracle to which I could go and ask about the future, or prey and meditate in front of it. It is magic: what springs from Leonardo Da Vinci ‘s artwork is superhuman and expanding my consciousness into the wonders of the divine, and his way of seing the light and the shadows simply makes me say that he is the one and only artist to follow. For me Leonardo da Vinci’s art is simply umbelievable. And I’ve alway said he is a brother to me, I feel I am linked to him in a special way, maybe I’m related to his family tree somehow.
Possibly I could not do without Leonardo da Vinci’s work just because it opens up an entire foreign world for me, even if that world is apparently a realistic one, and the forms are well visible inside it, I believe he sees the moon light so bright, conveying a sense of metallic shine in his representations, that you can’t help thinking this light comes from Mars instead, or Saturn, in short from a different planet. But even the Moon is a different planet anyway, one which is too close to earth, and that will send its terrific light to us with no filters. To him at least, to his eyes that have been able to catch it, and translate it into this totally extraordinary art for us. It looks as if Leonardo’s characters come from a science fiction movie, as if they lived in an alien environment, one where you can dream, and experience the fullness of space and nature. And yet, earth was only in the period of the Renaissance (1500 BC) when Da Vinci did his paintings: everything around us surely must have looked very different at the time, no industrial revolution meant also that people were definitely closer and more in tune with the entire universe, so one of them could create such perfect stillness, peaceful, mystic thin air and visual wonder…


Leonardo Da Vinci,The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist

The Angel in “The Virgin of the Rocks”, has also got that fluorescent light on his face, Leonardo Da Vinci wanted to make him look like a real creature from Heaven, and that is why he painted such an agleam ray on him. Again here it is the moon light helping the artist in finding the kind of lights that would shine in Heaven… With the shocking fact that with this painting, we see Heaven directly on earth, the Divine is nowhere else than in Leonardo’s hands and eyes.


Leonardo Da Vinci - The Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo Da Vinci


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