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December 06, 2011

Animal crackers

The Da Vinci code revealed.

An artist claims to have cracked a 500-year-old mystery surrounding the Mona Lisa - by spotting a series of zoo animals hidden in the painting.

Ron Piccirillo believes it is possible to see the heads of a lion, an ape and a buffalo floating in the air around the subject's head along with a crocodile or snake coming out of the left hand side of her body.

Make up your own mind about the faces in the clouds (have you ever really looked at your hand?), but he is on to something with the "heart gnawed by a swelling serpent."

If you take the path to the left of her and the river to her right, our subject is positioned as the Middle Pillar of a caduceus. Typical Hermetic humour...

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 6, 2011 07:44 AM