Thursday, October 18, 2007

Right Or Wrong, Still Fascinating

I found something interesting - remember this post I made on 3/7/07?  Could This Be Why? Just a simple explanation to my mind of why La Gioconda, a/k/a Mona Lisa, seems to possess such an enigmatic, all-knowing yet "stare-into-nothingness" expression, not quite a smile.  I decided it was her lack of eyebrows, leaving only brow muscle, and made my theory plain in that post.  Go ahead, read it, don't be shy.  Wait, you probably did already.  Anyway, it's similar to the reaction we get while looking at a dog stare at us - we can superimpose any emotion on them, being very anthropomorphic, because they have no eyebrows, just brow muscles.

So my ego is out of control, seems I have a point according to scientists.  Allow me to indulge.  Here's the Welcome page you all get when you sign on, Welcome, Luddie343 take a read of the article about Mona Lisa, then just for kicks, flip through the assorted other Da Vinci mysteries, like The Last Supper (of "Da Vinci Code" popularity) and how superimposition and high-speed camera research found other details in that painting.  Oh you all probably did this already!  Just flouting my insight, hope I'm not hoist on my own petard by this blatant prostitution of my ego.  Who doesn't like being at least a little right a little of the time?  Nice mystery, nicely quasi-solved.  Nice weather!     

 

8 comments:

attitudeslc said...

Hoist away girlfriend you rock!!  Also, depending on where the subject is looking when a painting is done or a picture is taken will decide who the eyes of follow you when you.  If the subject is looking directly at the artist or the camera, the subject of the picture will always look straight ahead.  If the subject is looking slightly to the side of the artist or the camera, then the eyes will appear to follow you.

Hugs
~Rosemary

luddie343 said...

Rosemary:  Yes, an oft-used artistic optic enjoyment.  BTW, I'd rather NOT fall on the sword of my own braggadocio lol!!  

aimer said...

Absolutely fascinating! Glad that you pointed out the article, I had missed reading it and I'm totally intrigued by all things connected with Da Vinci. Enjoy yourself, my dear, you proposed a solid theory that is supported by the evidence.--Sheria

princesssaurora said...

Good for you Cathy!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

mutualaide said...

Yes!  I remember the post.  The Mona Lisa was even discussed on David Letterman last night, although how she ended up with a top hat is beyond me.  You're are the clever one!

jmorancoyle said...

    I remember your post. You and the scientists. Just goes to show you that old expression is right. Great minds think alike!
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

ma24179 said...

That is fascinating! Do artist like this still exist lol?-missy

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