Don’t act surprised, he was an artist.
"Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous portrait “Mona Lisa,” depicts Leo’s young male apprentice and lover, Gian Giacomo Caprotti” claims Silvano Vinceti, the head of the National Committee for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, claims
Apparently Leonardo’s assistant / model was the subject of several erotic drawings produced by the Renaissance genius, and was given the nickname “Salai,” or “Little Devil.” Meow!
According to Vinceti:
“Salai was very handsome and probably Leonardo’s lover. He stole from Leonardo and caused him many problems, but the artist always forgave him.”
“Several of Leonardo’s works, including two paintings of St John the Baptist and a lesser-known drawing called “Angel Incarnate,” were based Salai. There were striking similarities between those works and that of the Mona Lisa, particularly in the depiction of mouths and noses.”
The truth about Da Vinci’s personal life cannot change his artistic brilliance and historical importance. That being said, the story would make for a seksi HBO mini series!!!!
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[Image via AP Images.]
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