Did I Find Evidence that the Mona Lisa is a Man?
OK, my previous post on Valencia’s Holy Grail may have left Dan Brown fans a little down in the dumps. So in the interest of bringing a little speculative mystery to our far too mundane lives, I thought that I should mention that while I was exploring the Cathedral of Valencia, I may have stumbled upon a bit of evidence to support the theory that the Mona Lisa was a man.
What?!!! Ok, maybe not everyone is hip to this theory, so I should probably explain a bit.
There is quite compelling evidence to suggest that Leonardo da Vinci was gay. First and foremost, historical records tell us he and three acquaintences were arrested and charged with sodomy with a male prostitute. Charges are thought to have been dropped because one of the other men was related to the Medici family. As if that weren’t suggestive enough, Leonardo had no documented romantic relationships with women and he lived with two men, Salai and Melzi. There are some surviving erotic Continue…