De-a lungul secolelor portretul Giocondei a constituit un izvor nesecat de speculatii, polemici si varii interpretari.
Cu mai mult timp in urma m-am aventurat si eu in jungla de speculatii referitoare la tablou si mi-am ordonat ideile intr-o postare neacademica, fantezista.
Multi au fost cei care au incercat sa descopere cine a fost modelul care i-a pozat lui Leonardo de Vinci dar nici un critic de arta sau exeget al picturii renascentiste nu a pus la indoiala paternitatea lucrarii.
Dar iata ca a aparut la orizont Gianfranco Salvatori care demonstreaza ca autorul celebrei Mona Lisa, alias Gioconda, nu e Leonardo ci un alt artist de geniu al Renasterii, celebrul Michelangelo.
Nu e vorba de simple speculatii ci de niste notite scrise de Leonardo in persona care povesteste un fapt extraordinar. Aceste notite se afla in posesia Bibliotecii Nationale a Frantei.
Povestea e de-a dreptul incredibila.
Cei doi s-au intalnit la Florenta si, intr-o seara, dupa ce bausera peste masura, incep sa joace carti.
Ei cad de acord ca cel care va pierde sa faca orice ii va cere cel care va castiga partida.
Leonardo castiga si ii cere lui Michelangelo sa picteze un portret, dar nu un portret oarecare.
Michelangelo va trebui sa picteze un portret in stilul lui da Vinci :) … ceea ce si face ! … iar Leonardo da Vinci isi propune sa prezinte lucrarea si altora pentru a vedea daca cineva e in stare sa-si dea seama ca nu el e autorul.
Leonardo a avut intentia sa faca publica aceasta farsa insa, dupa ce regele Frantei a afirmat ca Mona Lisa reprezinta cea mai frumoasa pictura realizata de dânsul, probabil ca si din gelozie artistica, renunta sa mai spuna adevarul.
Dar iata articolul lui Didier Rykner cu toate detaliile bulversante. L-am citit si am ramas minute bune pe ganduri.
Nu din cauza ca mi-ar place Gioconda, caci, dupa cum afirmasem deja in acea postare dedicata ei, in ciuda celebritatii, acest tablou nu a reusit sa ma sensibilizeze.
Am ramas pe ganduri deoarece cu ochii mintii, ca intr-un film vechi cu pelicula pe alocuri stearsa, i-am vazut parca pe cei doi punand la cale farsa.
Michelangelo : The Real Artist behind the Mona Lisa
„Gianfranco Salvatori is well aware that he is about to set loose a veritable bomb which will go far beyond the confines of the museum world. We can now exclusively report that the Roman art historian, after a long investigation, is asserting that he can prove without the shadow of a doubt that the true artist behind the Mona Lisa is not Leonardo da Vinci, but Michelangelo, both artists having agreed to organize the world’s greatest art fraud. Due out next month, Salvatori will publish the results of his research in a book, Ed. Morelli, which will turn the history of art upside down and which he has soberly entitled Leonardo, no : Michelangelo, si !.
The story is in fact a very simple one and it seems surprising that no one has found out the truth earlier. All the evidence was at hand, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in a handwritten confession by Leonardo, hidden amid the volumes on code shelf NF23 and discovered by Salvatori.
While in Florence Leonardo and Michelangelo met at a local bar, and the two started playing cards (they had both been drinking heavily). The loser was to carry out a wager to be decided by the winner. Leonardo won out and had a brilliant idea which could have only occurred to a genius of his caliber : he would ask Michelangelo to paint a picture that he would pass off as one of his own. However, knowing that his friend did not have the same technique, he trained him for a month in sfumato, then asked him to paint his assistant, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, known as Salai. To make things a little more complicated, he made Michelangelo disguise him as a woman. The feminine figure we know as the Mona Lisa is therefore really a transvestite, in fact a man, as some attentive observers had already noticed. Salvatori now provides the proof, while also revealing the name of the true painter.
After the painting was finished, the two friends went their separate ways. One left for Rome to sculpt Pope Julius II’s tomb, the other set off for Milan. Finally, Leonardo came to France to the court of King Francis I, taking the picture with him, chuckling at the trick he was about to play on the king by giving him this panel which he appeared to have painted.
While in France, he wrote down this whole story in a small book which he intended to make public in order to reveal the fraud and gain due admiration for his friend’s talent in achieving such a fine pastiche. But when the king told him that the Mona Lisa was the most beautiful painting he had ever produced, Leonardo was so jealous of his old friend that he no longer dared tell François I the truth. At the end of his life, finding himself on his deathbed, in the king’s arms, he decided to confess. However, he had barely started his story, when he expired his last breath, taking the secret with him to the tomb. In the meanwhile, back in Rome Michelangelo had forgotten all about the practical joke and never imagined that this painting, done for fun, would one day become so famous. He also died without telling anyone about it, or if he did, no one believed him.
Only two years ago, Salvatori’s intuition, in a flash of genius, made him realize what had really happened. He in fact noticed, thanks to a macrophotograph of the Mona Lisa, that the model’s eyelashes, partly hidden by the varnishes, concealed the following letters : MBDRMF, which he translated by Michelangelo Buonarroti Di Roma Me Fecit „Michelangelo, in Rome, made me”. But the incredulity surrounding the theories concerning the Mona Lisa – there are of course so many ludicrous suggestions brought forth every year – drew only rounds of laughter from the different specialists he consulted.
This is why the Italian professor undertook a long investigation which started at the Vatican (where he did not uncover anything by the way) and going on to the smallest French libraries, where his research was just as unproductive. But as luck would have it, while digging around code NF23 at the Bnf, which had remained unexplored till then, he fell upon Leonardo’s famous memoirs where the artist explained everything. He laughs best who laughs last ; all those experts who refused to believe Salvatori will now have to eat their hats. Salvatori was right all along.
Will the Mona Lisa remain the same famous icon now that it has lost its prestigious attribution ? For the Louvre, of course nothing will change : Michelangelo is just as legendary as Leonardo. We would even go so far as to say that it works in the Louvre’s favor : although it owns Michelangelo’s two Slaves there was no chance it would ever posses one of his paintings. Incredibly, this is now the case ! According to our sources, Gianfranco Salvatori, who has sold the film rights to Steven Spielberg before the book is even published, has now set himself a new challenge : proving that La Liberté sur les barricades was actually painted by Ingres. We wish him good luck.
Gianfranco Salvatori, Leonardo no : Michelangelo, si! ”