With a smart man, there must be a hierarchy in terms of the intensity of curiosity. Not all topics are equally interesting. The truer the topic, the more interesting. There is a Necessity that leads a smart man to these topics. When I talk about a smart man I’m not talking about the exterior. One only needs to observe the smart and stupid man within oneself.
Leonardo Da Vinci and his Anima
Ever since I know about the world, Leonardo Da Vinci is the most famous genius in the history of that world. I didn’t even come close to understanding his genius until I matured, but I’ve always had a lot of (fearful) respect for his work. My lack was caused by my inability to understand (distinguish) everything he wanted to convey, and I knew it. I still have an incomprehensibility towards his work, but on the other hand, with gradual understanding and differentiation, I gained more knowledge from him than I could have hoped for.
Anima – Mona Lisa – simple interpretation
The Mona Lisa is the central element of the painting – the main motif. A woman without jewellery made up of earth colours (the colours of the overall context). She is a representative of the Earth. We can assume that Leonardo drew himself, or rather, his feminine side, his feminine principle, his Anima, his opposition. The simple trick of drawing the eyes (her eyes follow us around the room) is not drawn without a philosophical reason. Anima is always present. She has been present since our moment of birth. It actually looks through our consciousness at our process. With a simple trick, Leonardo ensures the presence of anima as a constant. In addition to her gaze, there is a “mystery” smile on her face, which implies learning the “Secret”. The secret behind it is the Self because only the Self reconciles two horizons – two perspectives – two images – two final sets.
Leonardo, through his painting, potentially offers a moment of transition to the “other” side. Reading the picture from right to left, as Davinci preferred for some reason, we read the next story, ie the following ontological constituents of the story.
- The road
When (and if) we cross the Bridge, we come to Anima (She reconciles two horizons with her existence), after whose realization we come out on the Path that eventually leads to the Water – the Collective Superconscious. A classic archetypal fairy tale with a slight anachronism of events, since Davinci probably deconstructs one moment for us. The composition of the image shows two sets (two horizons) and a relation-structure (Woman).