Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2009 at 3:30 am

One famous “fact” in the book is related to the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is one of the most famous paintings in the world. If you ask many people who are knowledgeable about Christianity and/or artwork to describe who the painting portrays, you will probably receive the response: “Jesus and his twelve disciples.”
There are indeed 13 individuals shown — and what some people interpret as a disembodied hand. But look at the center of the painting closely, focusing on the person to Jesus’ right: It appears to be a woman!
4 Note the female face, the long hair, no beard, the delicate fingers, etc. Brown suggests that one of the twelve disciples had to be deleted from the painting. The place of honor is apparently taken by Mary Magdalene !
This theory was first suggested by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, in their 1997 pseudohistorical book “The Templar Revelation.” 5 However, as pointed out in Wikipedia: The figure is shown as wearing male clothing.
“Other paintings from that period (Castagno抯 1447 and Ghirlandaio抯 1480) also show John to be a very boyish or feminine looking figure with long fair hair. This was because John was supposed to have been the youngest and most unquestioningly devoted of the apostles.
Hence he is often shown asleep against Jesus’ shoulder. It was common in the period to show neophytes as very young or even feminine figures, as a way of showing their inferior position.”

“Leonardo also portrayed a male saint with similar effeminate features in his painting St. John the Baptist.”


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