1000 Spring 2021 Leonardo da Vinci’s Hidden Message: Leonardo’s Knots
Monday, 12:00–1:25, May 24
Instructor: Caroline Cocciardi
Author Caroline Cocciardi focuses on a facet of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s artwork that has been overlooked for centuries but visible to the naked eye, which are Leonardo’s placement and use of inspired knots throughout his artwork as seen in such iconic works as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The intertwining knot Leonardo invents tells the story of a hidden message unlocked by Cocciardi and revealed in the Mona Lisa’s embroidery pattern. This lecture is based on Cocciardi’s book, Leonardo’s Knots. For more information visit her website www.leonardosknots.com, or purchase her book on Amazon.
Caroline Cocciardi is a writer and filmmaker who began an independent study on Leonardo da Vinci while living in Rome. Her 20-year research led to a discovery concerning da Vinci’s use of intertwining knots in his paintings.