Da Vinci was also researching chemical science and ancient history.

Artist oil paints stay wet a long time, each layer can take three months to dry. They didn’t get paint out of tubes. Each color was hand made by hand grinding colored stone chips to fine power and mixing with linseed oil. Plus different chemicals for effect. Then hand mixing those to get the color they want, such as shades of skin tone. Mixing one small dab of color can take hours or days to get right. It’s precise and meditative work. The stones were often semi precious stones and imported. Such as garnets, mother of pearl and lapis lazuli. Sometimes the stone chips for a base color aren’t aways available. Artists would wait for months for the next shipment. There was no online shopping or boats with motors, nor airplanes. No same day or next day, or next week, shipping.

Da Vinci was a Master painter. Like having phd’s in each architecture, design, color theory and chemical science. He was also a master in a secret society who geeked out on the history of royals and their symbolism. Histories redacted from late 20th century history books. Da Vinci put many symbols in his paintings. In subtle ways, so that you have to know the symbols to see them. Such as the pyramid to Mona Lisa’s right, level with her right temple. This is saying she’s from Egypt. While this sounds straight forward, in the context of a coded artwork it’s not. It’s takes months of staring at the artwork to see where to paint one symbol and it’s surrounding context and colors. Like writing a chapter of a book. To make the symbols hide in the artwork like camouflage, yet still tell their story.

Da Vinci had an artist residency with the Vatican. Because the Mona Lisa is a formal portrait, the model is likely of royal blood of the Black Nobility lineage. The scenes of Da Vinci’s paintings are about people from the Bible. It’s possible that each symbol, context and the way it presented may have had to be approved. Her right hand sits over her left with two fingers parted. This can mean she is a twin. It can also be a letter of her name, this one is an M. The creases on her right forearm sleeve create MM. On the bottom right side of the pyramid is a soft tower shape. The tower is one of the symbols of Mary Magdalene. In Egypt the tower represents the lighthouse of Alexandria or Cleopatra’s needle. It also represents a pillar, such as a pillar of society, meaning of royal blood. Behind her is a small bay with a path leading to her and behind that a larger body of water, a sea journey.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s so-called unfinished Mona Lisa II is unfinished

That slight half smile in her eyes and her smile emphasize secrets. The knowledge is in her eyes, you getting it right is in her smile. You can be chatting with a grandmaster and not know it. But if you know that person is of a secret society, run your theories by them and watch their facial expressions.

To decipher a coded artwork is like translating camouflaged Egyptian hieroglyphs into a book. It can take months and even years of staring at an artwork or page for one symbol to hide or to appear. Or make sense. Plus research of the contexts and histories of each symbol with other symbols in the art to get each symbol’s full story.

The story the Mona Lisa tells is that Mary Magdalene was a twin and a high royal. She came from Alexandria in Egypt to somewhere across the sea. French royal legends say Mary Magdalene came to the South of France. Magdalene etymology means highest royal woman, an empress. The royal woman who sat for the painting is likely her descendant. No Bible miracles involved.

That’s just the tip of the story. Real history is more complicated and interesting than history books. 12 years research to understand the symbols, royal culture, histories and mannerisms. Plus geology, geometry, archeology, geography, the Bible, history of design and heraldry. And other ..ologies, to piece together the redacted histories the symbols contain. Adding it all together is what gives you eyes to see the redacted histories.

You might be able to shortcut the process with an invitation to the right kind of secret society. But you’ll have to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement with them. I didn’t accept the invite, so didn’t sign the NDA. A member of a secret society can’t tell you if they’re a member of a secret society, let alone what they learn there. But you can tell by an artist’s or writer’s symbolism. That is if you can see the symbols and contexts and decode their story. It’s a kind of catch 22.

Members of secret orders put what they know in code and coded context, so the histories are never lost. That’s the sublime part of their artistry. History books are easily burned and words mistranslated. Symbols get immortalized in art, architecture, songs, myths and design through millennia. From long before Biblical times to the moment you are reading this and beyond. Added to the well researched answers by other authors here, to me Leonardo’s many years work on the Mona Lisa add up. The Mona Lisa is a grand master’s master piece.

I don’t believe that Leonardo Da Vinci’s so-called unfinished Mona Lisa II is unfinished. The placement of the two pillars are a secret society symbol. An invitation to step through a doorway to another version of history. The mirrored shrubbery to her right symbolizes water, reflection and duality. The desert colors Egypt and the Nile. Jesus’ time in the desert to reflect on two versions of his story. Together with the columns, the location was a Greek part of Egypt. My guess is the Mona Lisa II painting likely decorated a secret society venue or office.

I hope you find this stuff as interesting as I do – My name is Deborah Hodgson. I’m an art historian and classically trained artist and geek. I made a free documentary called “Is Mary Magdalene the Virgin Mary” To help people understand the symbol system,