Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) July 31, 2011 -- Investigative writer Scott Lund has challenged the world's art historians, Leonardo da Vinci experts, and most esteemed colleges and universities to "go on record" about the Mona Lisa Code. The Los Angeles-based mystery solver says it has taken too long for Academia to respond to his facts concerning Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting. "I exposed the existence of a secret code of symbolism concealed in the Mona Lisa over a year ago," says Lund, "yet no recognized authorities in the fields of either Art or History have come forward with any critiques or comments."
Among the new discoveries Lund has brought to light are:
-- The Mona Lisa is the depiction of a single soul shared between an expectant mother and her unborn male child.
-- The two-faced Roman god Janus was used by Leonardo as a metaphor for the painting's dualism.
-- "Maternity" was personified in the painting by fusing the two supreme Biblical mother archetypes of the Old and New Testaments together.
"These are plausible and well-reasoned theories based on a careful reading of Leonardo's own writings and an in-depth understanding of the true meaning of ancient symbolism," says Lund. "The so-called 'experts' have been conspicuously silent on the matter of the Mona Lisa Code, and I can't spend any more time chasing after elusive professors in order to stimulate academic debate. That's why there will be a public press conference near the ancient Forum in the heart of Rome on September 10, 2011. At that time I will reveal the most surprising facts that I have uncovered."
"Ultimately, I believe it will be the people of Rome, whose own history includes Leonardo da Vinci and all his accomplishments, who will play the major part in helping the world acknowledge the solution to art history's greatest riddle. It won't be the art departments of colleges and universities throughout the world, but the citizens of Rome who will take the credit for what history remembers," says Lund.
Lund's historic presentation of the Mona Lisa Code will occur at 3 p.m. on 9/10/11 in the public plaza between the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine. A film documentary will record the event for the benefit of future generations.