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L'altro Leonardo (eng subs) - Booktrailer

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ORESTE RUGGIERO -- L'altro Leonardo (The Other Leonardo) (bilingual Italian / English book) It is known that Leonardo da Vinci used to compose his writings in the way that they would only be readable when mirrored. It is also known that Leo...nardo himself was attracted by the harmony of opposites (exalted at that time by the work by Nicola Cusano). The ambiguity of the expression of Mona Lisa, enhanced by the famous work by Duchamp (The mustache's affixing on the famous portrait), is emblematic. But the bond between Leonardo, Nature and Myth is even stronger. It seems that he had found a secret channel from which drawing on his art and his science, a channel that unveiled the future and still continues to anticipate it. And it is often this component (the science), of the enormous work of Leonardo, which is exalted and remembered; overshadowing too often the spiritual tension that fueled the force of his tireless research. Oreste Ruggiero, author of this The Other Leonardo, a work between research and artistic tribute to the great Genius, began by discovering that Da Vinci would use, through the union of opposites, the same technique of writing (which is revealed when mirrored) for his most emblematic Works of Art. The first attempt, applied to St. John the Baptist has generated, perhaps by chance, an image similar to the famous "Baphomet". And, perhaps just as casually, the same method applied to the Mona Lisa has given birth to a picture similar to the "Gargoyles" of cathedrals and so on .. The research has finally arrived to the analysis of a representation, a drawing by young Leonardo (21 years) of the Nievole river valley's. As Baltrusatis claimed in his "Medieval Fantastic", it appears that the territory is animated, according to the tradition of ancient Chinese drawings, by strange figures that seem to emerge from the rocks. You can't prove that the sum of connections ends up with a truth, nor can you assume the ambition to identify or assign only one truth to the work by Leonardo. The tension of his life has been spent to discover the roots and the aim of mankind. And all this not for vain glory but to travel on the present time, through a silent research in the past, in order to indicate the future. A future that was certainly not thought, by Leonardo, only through the machines he had invented, and which was perhaps closer to the Myth than to the technique; but it seems that the modern man has drawn on the technique only with (maybe only) rationalistic zeal. O.R.A.D. Editore Facebook =