Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) is one of those people that have been blessed enough to be able to leave a long lasting impression on all of mankind. There is so much information about him available worldwide that going into his life here will be too much and wont focus on the point in hand.
Between 1476 to 1478 there is a “gap” in his life. What happened to him? Where did he go and what was it that he saw, or learnt, that drove him to become the master of art, design, invention and hidden messages?
Found among Leonardo’s papers are a few personal anecdotes written just after his two year ‘gap’. In one account, he details finding a vast and mysterious cave, saying that he felt terrified by the darkness and what might be within. Also, he felt a desire to understand what was inside.
Did this cave contain art that is comparable to the art found in the Chauvet cave?
Did he learn his methods, and more, from the study of this art?
In these images we see two faces of very similar appearance. One from Chauvet, the other from da Vinci’s ‘Madonna and child’.
The general ‘attitude of the two is striking and upon closer inspection there are at least twelve items with which to be able to compare.
Firstly, both of them are mirror images, created on the direct vertical. This means that no other manner of manipulation is required, ie, rotation or stretching or trying to make things fit in order to get a result.
But one is 30,000 years old, or so, and the other created quite recently in respect. So what made Leonardo create such an image? Did he really find almost the same type of art in another cave?
Here we see the two images compared and with the most obvious points highlighted in order to make things a bit clearer;
If there is such a cave that just happens to contain a copy of the Chauvet art, has Leonardo given us the clues to find it?
Some believe this cave was in the mountains just North of his home town, whilst others think it may be much closer to his home.
Some of his works contain various rock formations. Are these pointers?
In Leonardo’s earliest paintings we see the remarkable attention given to the small landscapes of the background, with lakes and water, swathed in a misty light. In the larger of the Annunciation paintings is a town on the edge of a lake. Although distant, the mountains can be seen to be scored by vertical strata. This characteristic can be observed in other paintings by Leonardo, and closely resembles the mountains around Lago di Garda and Lago d’Iseo in Northern Italy. It is a particular feature of both the paintings of The Virgin of the Rocks, which also include caverns of fractured, tumbled, and water-eroded limestone
There is now a mission to find out. Preperations are being made to go and see if this cave can be found and what may be inside it.
Will the art lead to the caves entrance? Could it be a wild goose chase? Could we stumble upon another cave that is void of anything? There is also the possibility that what Leonardo found may no0 longer exist, but we have to try.
We have to find out.
There must be a reason as to why these two faces above are so very similar. I find it hard how this could be by chance. There is, of course, that possibility but I would not even be able to work out the odds of this happening.
A team is being organised, funds gathered but no date has been set..
The mysteries deepen…
The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci holds a secret.
It holds an image of the Holy Grail and shows two trees growing out of the cup.. (Click on the images for a better view)
There are a few important points to be aware of here, firstly take note that the angel has one hand lowered and one raised. The stem of the bookstand on the pedastal is not centralised, it is slightly over to the left side of the pedastal. This painting is yet another connection to an ancient past where da Vinci appears to be showing his knowledge of.
As I have shown before, the Chauvet cave art contains certain sections where, if mirrored on the direct vertical, a secondary image can be found (it’s a bit more detailed than that). Here we find this method used in da Vinci’s work yet again (as you can read about here).
Leonardo painted the book stand off centre so that it could be met in the middle like this. Please notice that in the original, the pedastal has two flowers on the lower section. Once mirrored, these two flowers become one flower below the bookstand. this is a key to this mirror method. It’s like a marker or guiding point. Deliberate intent. We now see a winged person with one hand lowered, one hand raised on either side of a grail form. we can also see two trees growing from the grail. On either side of the trees are two mounds. These are also a connecting ‘link’..
We can now see a Roman relief from Austria. We see two lions guarding a chalice which has two trees twisting around each other and growing from the cup. Both lions have one paw on the floor and one paw raised.
Next, St. Marks, Venice. Winged horses, one hoof raised, two trees entwined growing from a cup.
Syrian goblet. Winged humanoids, one hand lowered, one raised
Aztec and Egyptian
And Chauvet, lions guarding the grail, one paw lowered, one raised.. notice the two mounds directly above the grail form. This image also depicts birth of first Egyptian god, Ra.
The Holy Grail was never a physical “cup”, it is the DNA, the bloodline, the family tree of a distant relative from over 35,000 years ago!
Finally, modern heraldry… depicting a family tree.. with lion and winged dragon ‘rampant’ (one leg low, other up high)
So, as I’ve said before with the humanoid face found in the cave art and Leonardo’s art, just what did he know? Where did he get this information from? did he discover a copy of the Chauvet art in another cave and why was he compelled to hide all of this in his work?
You would have thought that something like the Holy Grail would have been an important topic to paint, but it would appear that it is one of those types of secrets that has had its story twisted over time. What was secret became a talked about topic and then was finally used in the Biblical version of the Grail story when, in fact, it relates to something that is over 35,000 years old..