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Mona-Lisa---La-Gioconda-where-talent-and-interest-intersectLove attracts love—when you follow your passion wonder go-incidences happen.

One of my great loves is Leonardo’s portrait of Lisa del Giocondo (nee Gherardini)—more universally known as The Mona Lisa. So obsessive is my interest into this painting that my partner often jokes that there are three of us in our relationship: me, him and The Mona Lisa. Happily for me Lorenzo feeds my addiction by sourcing helpful research and inspiring me daily.

Love attracts love—when you follow your passion wonder go-incidences happen. Serendipity, good luck and great fortune certainly played a hand in deepening my knowledge of Leonardo’s motivations when Lorenzo alerted me to a fascinating book, “Da Vinci’s Last Commission: The Most Sensational Detective Story in the History of Art”, by Fiona McLaren.

It’s very aptly titled—and doesn’t disappoint. I was instantly smitten. In this book Fiona describes her quest to prove that the painting her father gifted her is by Leonardo da Vinci as a “literary pilgrimage.”

As one reviewer wrote: “Imagine you have an old painting, a Madonna and Child, that has been in your family for years. It is beautiful, serene and spellbinding. It hangs on your wall and for a long time you take it for granted. But curiosity to know more about it gradually grows until it becomes irresistible.

You call in the experts. They get excited. What if that old family painting was thought to be by a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci – or even the great master himself? You start researching, communicating with academics and institutions all over the world. The results of your research are nothing short of astounding.

What would you do if that painting pointed to one of the greatest heresies of our time? And what if it revealed an incredible story that the Roman Catholic Church has been desperate to keep secret at all costs for centuries?

Da Vinci’s Last Commission by Fiona McLaren is one of the most astonishing detective stories in the history of art. It is also an account of the courage and tenacity of a woman who challenged the international art establishment, orthodox history and the Church in her quest for the truth.”

Courage, tenacity and the willingness to challenge others is a key lovemark of people driven by passion—and purpose.

“The culmination of it all will be the sale of the painting, which I firmly believe was the Last Commission from King Francis 1 of France of Leonardo da Vinci, a commission to communicate their shared belief in the Magdalene story,” Fiona shares on her website

“When the painting is sold, and I aim to only sell it to a Museum so that the portrait of Mary Magdalene and her son can be seen by everyone, I hope to set up a Foundation ; The Caterina Peace Foundation,(Caterina as that was the name of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother) which will concentrate on helping children in care, with support and love to see them through into adolescence and adulthood.”

I absolutely adored this book. To say it was life changing is putting it mildly. Fiona’s thorough and probing research captivated my interest and attention—far more than Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

I loved learning more about Leonardo and his beliefs and the mysteries embedded in the portrait. As Fiona writes, “Nothing is there by chance, everything is meant to convey a truth, a story.”

Fiona and I have since become firm friends and she’s shared with me a high resolution photography of her painting. I’ve seen with my own eyes what Fiona conveys. It’s very, very powerful!

How lucky is Fiona, and in turn how lucky are we, that she inherited what is believed to be an original da Vinci and has made it her quest to share her knowledge with us.

I originally came across Da Vinci’s Last Commission while researching my book of art related fiction Mona Lisa’s Secret and had assumed it was also a fictional account. I recall the day I opened the book vividly—it was a solar eclipse. There was a magic and power in the air.

I walked around Wellington’s South Coast, sat down upon the grass by the sea and read the first page and was hooked instantly. Unlike Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code—which I have read other reviewers of Da Vinci’s Last Commission compare this book with  Da Vinci’s Last Commission is not a sensationalised work of fiction but a true story born of fact and meticulous research.

As Fiona writes, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (a quote from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene which at the time I had never heard of before). I heard so many things I had never before questioned yet had always felt a sense of disquiet about. Reading this book was a wonderful wake-up call.

If you are looking for an intriguing, compelling and thoroughly captivating read and love art Da Vinci’s Last Commission is a must.

My own obsessive quest with Leonardo and, in particular, his painting of Mona Lisa lead me to her book, “Da Vinci’s Last Commission.” Perhaps you’re now obsessively curious too. Learn more about her Fiona’s book and the fascinating journey into sacred mysteries, the Holy Grail and the Sacred Feminine—and of course, her battle to prove the paintings authenticity here >>http://www.fionamclaren.co.uk/davinci.html

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One of my great loves is Leonardo’s portrait of Lisa del Giocondo (nee Gherardini)—more universally known as The Mona Lisa. So obsessive is my interest into this painting that my partner often jokes that there are three of us in our relationship: Me, him and The Mona Lisa. Happily for me Lorenzo feeds my addiction by sourcing helpful research and inspiring me daily.

Love attracts love—when you follow your passion wonder go-incidences happen. Serendipity, good luck and great fortune certainly played a hand in deepening my knowledge of Leonardo’s motivations when Lorenzo alerted me to a fascinating book, “Da Vinci’s Last Commission: The Most Sensational Detective Story in the History of Art”, by Fiona McLaren.

It’s very aptly titled—and doesn’t disappoint. I was instantly smitten. In his book Fiona describes her quest to prove that the painting her father gifted her is by Leonardo da Vinci as a “literary pilgrimage.” My own obsessive quest with Leonardo and, in particular, his painting of Mona Lisa lead me to her book, “Da Vinci’s Last Commission”.

“The culmination of it all will be the sale of the painting, which I firmly believe was the Last Commission from King Francis 1 of France of Leonardo da Vinci, a commission to communicate their shared belief in the Magdalene story,” Fiona says. “When the painting is sold, and I aim to only sell it to a Museum so that the portrait of Mary Magdalene and her son can be seen by everyone, I hope to set up a Foundation ; The Caterina Peace Foundation,(Caterina as that was the name of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother) which will concentrate on helping children in care, with support and love to see them through into adolescence and adulthood.

Learn more about her Fiona’s book and the fascinating journey into sacred mysteries, the Holy Grail and the Sacred Feminine—and of course, her battle to prove the paintings authenticity here >>http://www.fionamclaren.co.uk/davinci.html

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