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Mona Lisa & Leonardo DaVinci’s secret gender

January 8, 2012

I believe that everyone knows the famous painting of Mona Lisa. But have you ever heard people talk about it as I have heard since the first time I knew about the painting: some say Mona Lisa looks like his aunt; some say she looks like the painter.

A long time ago, I saw a painting of a beautiful Thai woman hung on the wall in a Thai restaurant; the owner of the restaurant said that this was a painting by a famous Thai artist, but the one he bought for his restaurant was a copy. The woman in the painting was of an upper half body portrait, similar to the Mona Lisa painting. She was very beautiful, wearing a traditional Thai outfit. The artist obtained magnificent emotion from her face, even though she sat still, the same way as in the Mona Lisa. However, one thing in this painting I found unusual was that the woman in the painting didn’t look like a Thai woman, rather she looked half Chinese-Thai. Normally when Thai artists draw a portrait of a Thai woman, especially wearing a Thai traditional outfit, they will draw a character of a Thai woman. However, the woman in this painting, in my opinion, looks very much like the artist, like a brother and sister.

In 15th -16th century, digital cameras weren’t available. If one wanted to take his/her picture, he/she had to hire an artist to paint their picture. Could the Mona Lisa actually be DaVinci’s self-portrait? To visualize what he would look like if he was a woman?

If I had not spent time, (discreetly), with many men, I would never believe that some men like to dress as a woman as their sexual fantasy. There are many men who bring women’s clothing and lingerie with them to wear in my bedroom. One guy used to ask me to wear makeup for him; when I finished, he looked at himself in the mirror and laughed—“I think I look like my mother,” he said. Some also brought a digital camera and asked me to take their pictures in women dresses—they said they wanted to keep the photos as a memento, as they rarely had this type of opportunity in their lives; some said they would post their pictures online to solicit a casual encounter with other men. However, everyone hides these photos secretly from their families and friends.

Could this be the same reason why Leonardo cherished his Mona Lisa painting? Even today, in our ‘gay-rights generation’ and now with a ‘transgender rights law’ having just been passed in Massachusetts, men who love cross-dressing still have to hide their secrets from other people. In the 15th - 16th century, imagine how difficult living this lifestyle would have been; DaVinci would have been prosecuted if people thought he was a homosexual.

Some experts claim that they find some random letters and numbers in the painting. This makes me think about one of my beliefs when I was a little child. I was told that on the moon was a rabbit threshing rice. In the nights, I liked looking at the moon and yeah, the shadows on the moon looked like a rabbit. This was because my subconscious mind tried to convince me to see what I was told to believe. The letters and numbers in the Mona Lisa painting can be explained - they are accidentally created by brush strokes. If you could ask Leonardo, he may not even be aware of the letters and numbers that the experts talk about.

Because he was a genius, the young generation tries to find what else he has hidden in his paintings. However, perhaps, he might not have thought about anything when he painted the Mona Lisa. Not always do artists put their deep thoughts into every painting. Leonardo might have painted the Mona Lisa just to fulfill his cross-dressing fantasy and therefore painted it with great personal passion, so the picture is magnificent. Or if you still believe that he must leave his genius ideas in his Mona Lisa painting, you can think that he is very prophetic in predicting the future that “one day men will dress as a women” — and I think he seems to be right!

There are no secret code(s) in the Mona Lisa painting, except Leonardo revealed his secret gender desires through the painting. He can be—a feminine man, a transvestite, a transgender, or a crossdresser. This may be the toughest secret in his paintings to decode.

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