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“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.’’ – Leonardo da Vinci
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"Was Mona Lisa pregnant?" by Catherina Zavodnik 1st presented at Rogue Studios Chelsea, New York
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Was Mona Lisa pregnant?
The artwork of slovenian artist Catherina Zavodnik, "Was Mona Lisa pregnant?", first presented at Rogue Studios Chelsea, Chelsea Fine Arts Building, New York in january 2012. 
Glamorous white gallery space in the prestigious West Chelsea Building is one of Chelsea's leading venues for art openings, fashion shows, high end client meetings, photoshoots, conferences and art related soirees. 

Catherina Zavodnik
Was Mona Lisa pregnant? 

· Year: 2011 
· Technique: gicclee, oil, pencil and rice paper on canvas. 
· Dim:180 x 116 cm 
· Price: 12.452,00 $ (We are in year 12, Leonardo was born 1452) opus Fragile Sanctuary ~ Tribute to Da Vinci

· Artwork "Was Mona Lisa pregnant" is a part of Art in Focus: Modern Masters Book, New York.

Tradition

Tradition holds that the “Mona Lisa” is a painting of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo, and that Leonardo started painting it in 1503. In France, the painting, on display at the Louvre Museum, is referred to as La Joconde — the French version of her married name. The name Mona Lisa is the equivalent of “Madam Lisa.” But who knows what the truth is?
She has long teased scholars with her mysterious sensuality, and her identity has been a puzzle for almost 500 years. Was Mona Lisa really a wife of Francesco del Giocondo, as many scholars believe, or a duke´s widow or a Medici mistress?

 

Catherina Zavodnik
Was Mona Lisa pregnant? 

· Gicllée print
· Limited Edition 1/5 print (signed)
· Permanent Collection of BTC Družba, d.d. Slovenija 
· VENUE: Kristalna palača, Ljubljana, Slovenija 
· foto: Gregor Kerle, avgust 2011

 


Note from Newsweek January 5,1987

Computer artist Lillian Schwartz in 1987 found that most obvious, most revealing, most poetically „right“ answer was: Mona Lisa is none other than Leonardo da Vinci himself.
Do you believe? Historians believe that Leonardo was probably homosexual. I believe: »Mona Lisa is a reflection of Da Vinci’s female pole, his anima. In Mona Lisa he professed a deep, female source of life in itself, of the light that is the mystery and joy at the same time. Joy is a gift of the female heart and a woman is a blissful vision. But What does it really mean to be a woman? In what ways does a woman mature? What is the male component in the female persona? A woman’s greatest privilege and development lies in her task of being the holder of joy. 

The Was Mona Lisa Pregnant work of art constitutes harmony between the female and male principle.

Our world will be saved if it manages to recapture the balance between the male and female polarity, along the way that has already been suggested by the Renaissance and which is being rediscovered in the present day by sensitive spirits - artists, thinkers, scientists. In that regard, Leonardo Da Vinci is incredibly modern and persuasive, even though half a millennium has passed between his time and ours.
Intellect and intuition. Experience and experiment, yan and ying. Bipolarity in perfect balance: universal spirit and a comprehensive view of man and the world. The value of life, the usefulness and beauty of the world constituted a firm basis of Leonardo’s thinking. Da Vinci Chromosom,
The essential paradox of life. Our lives are built upon the death of another, as he summarised constant changes, when life is born from death. Hope and at the same time yearning to return to the original chaos.

Ripatriarsi. To return home. When I feel that I have learnt to live, I will learn to die. Every action contains a small particle of death. And every pain is a wound that foretells the last great wound, death.
But without it all we would not know what life is. We only live because we die bit by bit, moment upon moment.

Was Mona Lisa pregnant?

Apocalypse.Discovery.The start of the New Paradigm.The Reawakening of the Divine Feminine. Year 2012.

Why is everyone talking about the year 2012?

The Solstice on December 21, 2012—precisely at 11:11 AM Universal Time—marks the completion of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Maya Long Count Calendar.

Rather than being a linear end-point, this cycle that is closing is naturally followed by the start of a new cycle. What this new cycle has in store for humanity is a mystery that has yet to unfold... The beginning of a new consciousness on the Earth.
Carlos Barrios, who was trained as an Ajq'ij in the Maya tradition, has this to share in regards to 2012: "Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action... The prophesized changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are.

The 2012 date indeed marks the completion of this World Age Cycle. This is crucially important moment for humanity and for earth. Each person is important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have spiritual work to do balancing the planet...The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. 
Find your heart, and you will find your way."

My special thanks in this story goes to:

Madam Ana (born 1933) who gave me very old misterious notes about Leonardo and Mona Lisa. The seal seen on my artwork has also the number 33. Coincidence?

TO ALL MY NEW YORK supporters - Thank you so much for your generosity:
  • Jože Mermal, Družba BTC, d.d., Slovenija
  • Sponsor from New York
  • BALTAZAR, Združenje za promocijo umetnosti, Slovenija
  • B-Splet s.p., Celje, Slovenija
  • Labirint-Projekt d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
  • ABSTRAKT d.o.o. , slikarski material, Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • DSLUL - Društvo Likovnih Umetnikov Ljubljana
  • Zavod Big, Slovenija
  • Demšar Arhitekti, Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Stanislav Vrhunc okviri, Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Barbara Sukič, Agencija Sever, Maribor, Slovenija
  • 7 secret supporters from all over the world

I sincerely thank you for your kindness. Your contribution was very significant and is helping me in achieving the goal with unquestionable success.

Catherina



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