The Secrets of the Code

Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa
Has anyone ever read The Da Vinci Code? Does anyone know who Da Vinci is? Let's talk about that first. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Can somebody name what he was not? I don't think so.

Some of you probably know about the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Those are his two most famous paintings. Da Vinci also is the author of the Vitruvian Man. The scale drawing was drawn based on Vitruvius' theory on how to draw a man. You can read about Vitruvius here. You can read about Leonardo here.

The Vitruvian Man
The Da Vinci Code is a novel written by Dan Brown. I will not spoil the story for you but I will tell you this: the story has a lot of reference to Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Fibonacci, the cilice, and other similar things.

The Vitruvian Man is only one of Da Vinci's sketches. As you can see, the sketches that follow are all sketches by Da Vinci.

If you are ever sitting at home and scolding yourself for having nothing to do, pick up The Da Vinci Code and start reading. If you don't have a copy at home, borrow it from the library. The first page is intriguing enough just to continue reading. You won't be able to start reading anything else until you have finished this book.