Sunday, November 11, 2007
this is kind of cool...
I just read where Giovanni Maria Pala, an Italian musician, claims to have undercovered a "soundtrack" in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper". Pala placed the five lines of a musical staff across the famous painting and had the loaves of bread and hands of Jesus and the Apostles represent musical notes. The result, when the notes are read right to left, sounds like a requiem. Full story here. Of course I don't know if this is true or not, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility. Da Vinci was certainly one sharp cookie.
Hmmm... perhaps we should search other famous paintings for clues of hidden soundtracks. Maybe, for example, we could find out what Whistler's mother was whistling. (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)