Leonardo da Vinci and Lisa Gherardini in the Mona Lisa : an etherial Union.
Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci were to enjoy a form of mutual recognition in the purity of their gazes during his model’s long hours of posing for the painter. But then how did he manage to convey their transient union through painting alone?
Mona Lisa, a young mother about thirty years younger than Leonardo da Vinci, discovers a form of love without ego, beyond the realms of sexuality. The kind of love that only knows how to give; that of a mother for her child. Perhaps she recognized in the penetrating gaze of the painter, the respect and depth of another kind of love; that in which young maturity is still made fragile through the search for a balance between the mystical and human, a love beyond the notion of time.
Leonardo da Vinci succeeded in creating their transient union by blending their two gazes into a single portrait. The gaze of Mona Lisa seems to come out of the painting and to penetrate the depths of everyone’s hearts, occulting our egos, which serve the senses.
The smile radiates the experience of an inner knowing, beyond the rules and laws of this physical world.
Was this ethereal union really human, or was it only a reflection of the meeting of two liberated souls?
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