Shroud of Turin the work of DaVinci?

shroud-of-turinThe Shroud of Turn has many devoted followers, pilgrims who flock to see what they believe is the bloodied face of a crucified Jesus Christ; yet, scientists have carbon-dated it to the Middle Ages, rendering the possibility of it actually being Jesus null and void.

Now an American artist is entering the debate.  Lillian Schwartz, a graphic consultant at the School of Visual Arts in New York, claims that the image is a self-portrait of Leonardo DaVinci, which was made using a crude photographic technique. Essentially he used a camera obscura to project his bust onto the shroud and using egg whites and gelatin painted his image.

Of course, Schwartz has nothing more than some giant coincidences; but it’s an interesting hypothesis based solely on the proportions of both DaVinci’s profile and the Turin’s face. Well, that and DaVinci was a genius artist.  He understood the technological advances needed to produce the Shroud and was in all likelihood a heretic willing to pull a fast one over on people.

Honestly, though, she doesn’t really have any evidence.  But I love the idea that the Shroud of Turn is nothing more than a giant practical joke by Leonardo DaVinci.

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  • aro January 12, 2011, 1:51 am

    that show that Jesus was true..

  • bria October 26, 2009, 2:34 am

    Could be hilarious except Da Vinci was born more than 100 years after the first iron-clad documentation that the shroud existed! She also says the Mona Lisa is Da Vinci face….hum…sounds like someone has an obsession about someone else.