Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another da Vinci by Margot Justes

Leonardo da Vinci was in the news again. It is amazing how frequently he's made headlines, well at least in the art world. Yahoo News claims a Scottish farmhouse was the recent venue for the discovery. The value of the painting could be upwards of 150 million dollars. Leonardo has indeed survived centuries and through his work became immortal.

According to the Daily Mail, it is believed to be a painting of Mary Magdalene holding a child. If it is not an original da Vinci, it most probably is from his school, maybe one of the master's students. Further analysis and tests are being performed at Cambridge University and the Hamilton Kerr Institute.

I wonder why the recent rash of discoveries of his work? There was the article about the metal casting of a sculpture. The hunt for the grave of the Mona Lisa? Who was she? Was it his lover in the portrait? Or maybe bits and pieces of his lover blended in the Mona Lisa work? When you think about it, new discoveries are being made about him as an artist, as a man and as an immortal. In his time he drew things that were beyond the scope of imagination for mere mortals. In a century where industrially we were just beginning to walk, he had us flying.  

In this century we are captivated by his vast talent and the things he foresaw.  

I'm fascinated by all things da Vinci. He plays a prominent role in my paranormal romance because I find him to be an incredible talent whose myth grows larger than life with every new discovery. Every new whisper. As if what already existed wasn't enough.

The new discoveries just add substance and depth to an incredible existence.

Margot Justes

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Debra St. John said...

It is amazing how many from hisotry can become 'immortal' in the sense that their talents and legacy live on and new discoveries continue to be made.

(And I can't wait to read that vampire novel!)

Margot Justes said...

I always considered da Vinci 'immortal'...something about the future he saw and captured in his drawings.
I just got my vampire manuscript back from the editor and am busily making changes.

Morgan Mandel said...

I envy those who are so truly gifted!

Morgan Mandel
Twitter: @MorganMandel

Deb Larson said...

daVinci continues to inspire the world to stretch our imagination. How cool is that??
Good luck with your manuscript, Margot.
DL Larson